Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a form of fatty acid that naturally resides in body cells and is important because it helps our bodies produce the energy required to support normal bodily functions. The main role of ALA is to convert blood sugar (glucose) into energy.
About 40 years ago, biologists discovered that ALA is a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing toxins and other free radicals found inside the body. ALA can prevent certain health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, liver disease and cell aging.
In several scientific studies, ALA demonstrated renal protective effects in diabetics. It works by increasing the glucose absorption capacity of the cells, thereby lowering blood sugar content. At the same time, it reduces symptoms of diabetes that may lead to complications including vascular damage, cataract formation, and polyneuropathy (nerve damage). Other studies have shown ALA can reverse damage caused by the aging cells of the brain, and keep the skin healthy and young looking.
Health benefits of alpha-lipoic acid
ALA produces energy needed by our bodies to survive a busy day’s work. Additional benefits:
Reduced blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Helps in reducing glycation that may cause cancer.
Found to be beneficial in the treatment of glaucoma.
Balances cholesterol levels and help prevent cardiovascular problems, such as the hardening of the arteries.
A powerful anti-oxidant that fights toxi