Pharma Nord Bio Lipoic Acid
Alpha-Lipoic acid (also known as thioctic acid) is a vitamin-like substance which plays an important role in the body’s energy supply processes. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also important within the body as a powerful antioxidant capable of protecting both the lipid (cell membrane) and aqueous (cytoplasmic) cellular compartments from free radical induced damage. Alpha-lipoic acid is mainly obtained from the diet, although small amounts are also manufactured within the body. Red meat (especially liver, spinach and brewer’s yeast are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid.
What does alpha-Lipoic acid do?
Pharma Nord Bio Lipoic Acid acts in conjunction with the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid to convert sugars and fat into energy within the body. Alpha-lipoic acid, together with its active metabolite dihydrolipoic acid, are powerful antioxidants which uniquely are equally effective in protecting both the aqueous and lipid compartments of the cell from free radical damage. Alpha-lipoic acid helps to maintain healthy functioning of the immune and nervous systems. Pharma Nord Bio Lipoic Acid also helps maintain healthy liver function following exposure to environmental toxins, such as industrial chemicals or toxic heavy metals.