Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsules

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid Capsules in supplement form, it has shown benefit against various forms of oxidation and inflammation. These effects carry on to benefits that protect one from heart diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, and neurological decline with age.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsules

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Alpha Lipoic Acid Dosage

600 mg per capsule

 

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsules?

Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsules (ALA) is produced naturally in the human body but in a very small amount, it is also available in many foods.  Alpha Lipoic Acid supports the body system with its action as an antioxidant, functioning in both fat and water environments. It can also recycle vitamins C and E with its antioxidant activities. Alpha Lipoic Acid aids in the maintenance of healthy neural tissues, and equally supports proper glucose metabolism and cardiovascular function in the body system.  Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is use for the treatment of diabetes and HIV, cancer, liver problems and other related health conditions.  As a dietary supplement, it is recommended to take 1capsule, 1/2 times in a day, preferably with food. Alpha Lipoic Acid is an extra strength product with 600mg/per capsule than the regular strength product of 100mg/per capsule.

Alpha Lipoic Acid Capsules(ALA) is a mitochondrial fatty acid that is highly involved in energy metabolism. It is synthesized in the body and can be consumed through eating meats and minimally in some fruits/vegetables.

In supplement form, it has shown benefit against various forms of oxidation and inflammation. These effects carry on to benefits that protect one from heart diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, and neurological decline with age.

It is a potent anti-oxidant compound. It works with mitochondria and the body’s natural anti-oxidant defenses. It is also seen as an anti-aging compound since it can reverse some of the oxidant damage related effects of aging.

Appetite Suppression

ALA has been demonstrated to inhibit AMPK in the hypothalamus (as opposed to other areas of the body where it stimulates) and due to mimicking a caloric surplus can suppress appetite; these effects may be secondary to increasing glucose uptake into the hypothalamus, and are reversed upon AMPK activation in the hypothalamusALA at 0.25, 0.5, and 1% of the overall food intake of rats over 2 weeks and when tested over the period of 14 weeks was able to reduce body weight relative to unsupplemented control. The reduction in food intake in rats does not appear to be secondary to a conditioned taste aversion, which should be noted due to ALA’s sharp taste. Another rat study using 200 mg/kg oral intake found that this suppression of hypothalamic AMPK paired with adipose expression of AMPK helped to normalize changes in fat mass associated in a model of menopause.

In older rats fed 0.75% ALA, this reduction in food relative to control has been quantified at ranges of 18% to 30%, and many other studies that note food intake as secondary observations tend to note decreases that reach statistical significance or trends towards significance. The reproducibility of this seems to be high enough that, in some trials irrelevant to food intake, a third ‘pair-fed’ group is planned at the onset to match the experimental group for intake and control for the effects of ALA against the effects of food deprivation per se.

This suppression of appetite seems to influence both low-fat and high-fat diets, as one rat study that supplemented ALA to both groups noted non-significant differences in overall weight loss (-24% and -29% in low and high fat; respectively and relative to high fat control).

The only human study to be conducted on Alpha-Lipoic Acid at 600 mg and appetite was conducted in Schizophrenic patients and confirmed appetite suppression with increased energy (subjective rating), but had a very low sample size.

Further Analysis 

* This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.

Sources

Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JR. Foods and Nutrition Encyclopedia . 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Inc; 1994:1318-1319.

Murray MT. Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements . Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing; 1996:343-346.

Ley BM. The Potato Antioxidant: Alpha Lipoic Acid: A Health Learning Handbook . Aliso Viejo, CA: BL Publications; 1996.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 4 in
Size

20 Capsule Sample Pack, 40 Capsule Sample Pack, 60 Capsules, 90 Capsules (1 Bottle), 120 Capsules, 150 Capsules, 180 Capsules (2 Bottles)

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