Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Pure Powder is 50 grams (1.76oz) dl-Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Pure Powder US Pharmacopeia (USP) Quality. There is not any additive or filler inside. Manufacturer assayed as 99% with HPLC. There are 1 to 2 years shelf life available.
Appearance: Slightly yellow crystal powder. Taste: Bitter. Solubility: Slightly soluble in water. Store in cool and dry place, keep away from strong light and heat.
This dl-Alpha lipoic acid bulk pure powder ingredient is good for direct consumption, formulation,(research and development), cosmetic formulation, or your any other business purpose.
General Serving Size: 1/15 teaspoon powder (100mg) in one glass of water or juice, 1 to 2 times daily. Daily value is not established. Or you can adjust the serving size for your own purpose. If you directly consume, you may want to use some flavor or sweeter to mark its bitter taste, or to capsulate it before taking.
Alpha lipoic acid may benefit liver health, brain function, cell energy generation, anti-aging, skincare. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that is manufactured in the human body. There are good food sources of ALA which include spinach, broccoli, beef, yeast ( particularly Brewer抯 yeast), and certain organ meats (such as the kidney and heart). Usually, people can not ingestion sufficient amount to exert its benefits. In the mitochondria, ALA can act both as an antioxidant, capable of recycling other antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E, and as a coenzyme for key metabolic enzymes involved in energy production. It is important for growth, helps to prevent cell damage, and helps body gets rid of harmful substances. ALA also raises glutathione level within cells. Glutathione is critical for neural function, and aids in glycolysis, the first stages of breaking down carbohydrates for energy. Research suggests ALA can speed the removal of blood glucose level thus benefits diabetes. ALA may help reduce pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in people who have nerve damage (called peripheral neuropathy ) cased by diabetes. ALA has been used for years for this purpose in Europe. ALA also benefits liver health, brain function and skincare due to its both water and oil soluble characteristics.
What is Alpha Lipoic Acid (RS-ALA)?
RS-alpha lipoic acid – also referred to simply as alpha lipoic acid, ALA or thioctic acid – is a fatty acid with powerful antioxidant properties. It is found in meat and fresh green leafy vegetables.
RS-alpha lipoic acid is the racemic form of ALA. It is not as bioavailable as R-alpha lipoic acid, the stereoisomer of ALA. R-ALA is more expensive than RS-ALA because it is more bioactive and costs more to produce.
Alpha lipoic acid is both water and fat soluble, enabling it to work throughout the body. This is in contrast to water soluble vitamin C which works only in a watery environment and fat soluble vitamin E which only works in a lipid environment. Alpha lipoic acid is found in varying concentrations in all muscles and internal organs. After ingesting ALA through supplement or food, ALA readily enters blood circulation and freely crosses the blood-brain barrier.
ALA works together with Vitamin C and Vitamin E to protect cells and rid the body of harmful substances.
ALA has the ability to recycle key antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, glutathione, coenzyme Q10 and even itself. Dubbed “the universal antioxidant,” ALA assists B vitamins in producing energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fats. ALA also helps the body convert glucose to energy.
ALA is the only antioxidant that has been demonstrated to increase Glutathione production, essential for healthy immune system functioning. Glutathione is the body’s main water-soluble antioxidant and a major liver detoxification agent. Glutathione breaks down in the digestive tract before it reaches cells. Therefore, ALA’s ability to boost glutathione levels is important.
Health Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
ALA plays an important role in the Krebs cycle, the body’s main process for turning carbohydrates into energy. Alpha lipoic acid neutralizes a wide variety of free radicals circulating through the body, molecules that can damage cell membranes.
ALA acts to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels, affecting overall well-being. ALA works for bodybuilders and other strength athletes because alpha lipoic acid acts as a metabolic antioxidant and fights free radicals that can slow muscle recovery. ALA enhances the delivery of carbohydrates, creatine and other important nutrients.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
ALA and acetyl l-carnitine work synergistically to increase well-being. These supplements are good nootropics and are frequently blended together in retail products.
ALCAR is the acetylated version of L-carnitine, an important amino acid that improves mitochondrial function and plays a role in fatty acid oxidation. ALA is a naturally occurring antioxidant enzyme and an important mitochondrial component.
ALA with ALCAR may increase glucose transport to muscle, particularly because exercise is associated with a high degree of oxidative stress. Secondly, ALA and ALCAR may synergize to increase fatty acid utilization and cellular energy production.
Purebulk offers a blended product of ALCAR/ALA capsules with 425mg ALCAR and 175mg ALA. Since ALA powder has an unpleasant taste, capsules are used for this blended product.
Purity and Concentration of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
This pharmaceutical-grade alpha lipoic acid powder contains no additives or anti-caking agents.
Potential Side Effects of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
No serious side effects to alpha lipoic acid have been documented at the commonly recommended serving size. If taken in much higher amounts, alpha lipoic acid may cause nausea and stomach upset or an allergic skin rash. Alpha-lipoic acid may alter blood sugar levels so diabetics should exercise caution when taking ALA. Discuss potential drug interactions with your doctor before taking ALA.
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