lipoic acid

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li·po·ic acid

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.

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lipoic acid

(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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Lipoic acid occurs in 2 different forms: R-lipoic acid and S-lipoic acid.
It includes good doses of R-lipoic acid, CoQ10, vitamin K2, lutein, and zeoxanthin.
(17) R-lipoic acid or its reduced form, DHLA, is located in mitochondrial membranes where it serves as an important coenzyme in alpha-keto acid dehydrogenases.
The result is K-RALA (potassium-R-lipoate), a heat-stable, nonhygroscopic, and nonpolymeric potassium salt of R-lipoic acid. ALA is now GRAS (generally recognized as safe).
The list included stalwarts like coenzyme Q10, magnesium, potassium, R-lipoic acid, and vitamins C and E.
Lipoic acid is available in two forms: R-lipoic acid and S-lipoic acid.
manufactures an ionic-stabilized (salt) form of RLA called Bio-Enhanced R-Lipoic Acid with improved stability solubility and bioavailability.
R-lipoic acid can increase or maintain levels of other antioxidants, such as Coenzyme Q10, vitamins C and E and glutathione--all of which decline in production in the body as we age.
R-lipoic acid is essential to enzyme systems involved in extracting energy from food.
Many foods and nutritional supplements will increase intracellular levels of glutathione, such as R-lipoic acid, N-acetylcysteine, selenium, vitamins C and E, whey protein, and broccoli.
K-RALA (Potassium-R-Lipoate) is a stable, non-hygroscopic, non-polymeric potassium salt form of R-Lipoic Acid. The material does not require any special handling or refrigeration.