While most of our products are carefully curated blends of essential vitamins, minerals, inflammation relievers, antioxidants, and more – there are certain supplements that are excellent stand-alone options for improving your overall health. We decided to develop our own ALA supplement for this reason.
Here are 6 proven health benefits of daily Alpha-Lipoic Acid supplementation:
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID IS POWERFULLY ANTIOXIDANT
ALA is known as a “universal antioxidant” due to its water and fat-solubility. This means that it has the unique ability to travel throughout the body and deliver its powerful free radical-neutralization benefits where other antioxidants may not be able to.
ALA can deliver its benefits within cells, outside of the cell, and within cell membranes.
ALA’s ability to ward off oxidative stress is therefore more potent than other known antioxidants, like Vitamin C or E. Furthermore, studies have shown that ALA helps recycle these vitamins, along with CoQ10, and helps your body produce glutathione, your body’s most crucial antioxidant for nervous system function.
Low levels of glutathione are associated with several brain disorders, including ADHD, schizophrenia, and autism.
IT HELPS IMPROVE CELLULAR ENERGY LEVELS
Due to its antioxidant capabilities and ability to travel within cells, ALA can improve energy production within the cell’s mitochondria. The mitochondria in your cells act like batteries, converting fats and carbohydrates into usable energy – which powers every essential function throughout your body.
Evidence has shown that ALA supplementation has helped patients with mitochondrial muscle disorders regain strength and energy levels.
ALA BINDS TO AND REMOVES TOXIC HEAVY METALS
In our modern lives, encountering toxic heavy metals is largely unavoidable. For example, mercury has been found in high levels in seafood and in man-made products.
Heavy metals stimulate the production of harmful free radicals which put strain on the body. This causes oxidative stress, which damages enzymes, proteins, lipids, and DNA within cells throughout your body.
In animal studies, ALA has been shown to bind to heavy metals and remove them safely from the body.
When you take ALA as a supplement, it will bind to heavy metals like mercury, pull them into the bloodstream – removing them from your brain and in your cells. These heavy metals will then be excreted out of your system.
ALA MAY ASSIST IN IMPROVING DIABETIC NEUROPATHY SYMPTOMS
Alpha Lipoic acid appears to be able to improve nerve blood flow and conduction – which may help relieve symptoms associated with diabetic neuropathy. In fact, this molecule has a long history of use for the symptoms of this condition.
Studies have shown that “Alpha-lipoic acid seems to delay or reverse peripheral diabetic neuropathy through its multiple antioxidant properties. Treatment with alpha-lipoic acid increases reduced glutathione, an important endogenous antioxidant. In clinical trials, 600 mg alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to improve neuropathic deficits.”
IT CAN HELP MANAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS
While most of the research on ALA and diabetes has focused on its effects on relieving neuropathy symptoms, several clinical trials have found that ALA plays a beneficial role in regulating blood sugar levels.
It does so largely through reducing inflammation and oxidative stress throughout the body, while assisting in the body’s production of glutathione, which also assists in blood glucose regulation.
A NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT
Thanks to ALA’s natural anti-inflammatory properties, its effects on Leptin and AMPK, and its energy-boosting benefits, this daily supplement can curb your appetite and give you the fuel you need to lead an active lifestyle.
AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) and Leptin work within the body to control metabolism, influence fat storage, and control energy. ALA helps to suppress any substances that inhibit their function, in turn curbing hunger and boosting energy.
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Diabetic symptoms, like inflammation and insulin sensitivity, have as much impact on your weight as they do on your pain receptors.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) offers a natural solution to both pain relief and weight management!
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