lipoic acid

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li·po·ic acid

 (lĭ-pō′ĭk)
n.
An organic acid, C8H14S2O2, that is essential for decarboxylation of pyruvate to acetyl coenzyme A during aerobic metabolism. It is also used as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant properties.

lipoic acid

n
(Biochemistry) biochem a sulphur-containing fatty acid, regarded as an element of the vitamin B complex, minute amounts of which are required for carbohydrate metabolism
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A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha lipoic acid in Alzheimer's disease.
A clinical research study by physician Debasis Bagchi at Creighton University demonstrated that astaxanthin can eliminate free radicals 6,000 times more effectively than vitamin C, 800 times more than CoQ10, 550 times more than Vitamin E and green tea, 75 times more than alpha lipoic acid, and 20 times more than beta-carotene.
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Effects of alpha lipoic acid on the plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine in diabetic end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis: a pilot study.
Alpha lipoic acid finds extensive use as a dietary supplement and as alternative medicine in treatment of diabetes mellitus, mycotoxicosis, hypertension, hyperglycemia, oxidative stress and many other symptoms [1-4].
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The innovative product contains vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, biotin, magnesium, pantothenic acid, zinc, selenium, and alpha lipoic acid and inositol, the last two of which, Enrico explains, are the most important ingredients.
The antidote used for many chemical poisonings is Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Nevertheless, randomized clinical trials of alpha lipoic acid or of the sodium salt of R-alpha lipoic acid given orally and synergistically combined with vitamin C have not been done.
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