Definitions for "Alpha Lipoic Acid"
Powerful anti-inflammatory anti-oxidant that is both water and fat soluble fights free radical damage in all parts of the cell.
an antioxidant; is both water and fat soluble so it can protect many areas of a cell. Also, has anti-inflammatory properties.
one of the most potent and active antioxidants known. Functions as both a water soluble and fat soluble antioxidant. The body actually makes enough alpha lipoic acid to perform some basic metabolic functions. However, it only acts as an antioxidant when it is above the body’s threshold of what it requires for these basic functions. Therefore it must be in excess of these basic needs to perform its important antioxidant functions. The only way to get excess is to take a supplement. It also works to help “recycle” other important antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E.
As A Treatment"...Individuals with capillary fragility ( bruise easily) can benefit..."
As A Treatment"...19(2): 227-50, 1995] It can be found in potatoes, carrots, broccoli, yeast, beets, yams and kohlrabi, and is also abundant in red meat..."
As A Treatment"...It protects the liver from alcohol damage, the lungs from smoke damage, and enhances glucose disposal in type II diabetes and reduces associated neuropathy and cataracts..."