Powerful antioxidant to help protect the body from free radical damage.*. What is alpha lipoic acid? . Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a coenzyme found in the mitochondria of cells. Its primary function is to serve as a cofactor in the body’s energy production process. It’s also a well-known antioxidant sometimes called “the universal antioxidant” because of its effectiveness in both water-based substances (such as blood) and fatty tissues and membranes.*. . ALA is produced naturally by the body in small amounts and it’s found in some foods such as liver spinach broccoli and potatoes. It’s difficult however to obtain sufficient quantities from diet. . How does alpha lipoic acid support health? May promote cardiovascular health by protecting against free radical damage*. Enhances antioxidant activity of vitamins C and E and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)*. May increase levels of glutathione the body’s most important antioxidant*. Why choose Vitacost Alpha Lipoic Acid? Supplies 300 mg of ALA per single-softgel serving. Contains 120 servings per bottle. High quality at a great value! About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
"I previously bought a combo capsule with ALA and Acetyl L Carnitine, but found it irritated my acid reflux. I have no problems with this gel cap and find it easy to swallow as well. Just need to find a gel cap for Acetyl L Carnitine too and I'll have it made."
"This is my first experience using ALA in a softgel, having taken this wonderful nutrient for many years in a dry cap; softgels tend to be better absorbed, and at 300 mg., this is a substantial potency. Do take with a meal that has fat or oil to enhance absorption, as ALA is fat soluble!"