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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Effect of alpha-lipoic acid supplementation on oxidative stress markers and antioxidative defense in patients with schizophrenia.
Alpha-lipoic acid and Coenzyme Q10 are also widely used antioxidants.
Single dose bioavailability and pharmacokinetic study of a innovative formulation of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA600) in healthy volunteers.
Alpha-lipoic acid (a- LA; 1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, 6,8-dithio-octanoic acid, thioctic acid) is a strong antioxidant that plays an essential role as a cofactor in the metabolism of all organisms, from microorganisms to humans (Navari-Izzo et al.
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New treatments being developed stem from alpha-lipoic acid, benfotiamine, and aldosterone-reductase inhibitors.
When it comes to healthy-aging supplements, the medical evidence comes out strongly in favor of alpha-lipoic acid and acetyl-L-carnitine.
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like substance synthesized from octanoic acid in the mitochondrion (Bustamante et al.
Merrill Garnett discovered how to bind alpha-lipoic acid and thiamine (vitamin B1) to the trace mineral palladium by way of an electrical charge.
Truceuticals is maker of Noxicare, an O-T-C analgesic that contains seven natural ingredients used in very low doses: alpha-lipoic acid, bosvvellia, ginger, holy basil, rosemary, turmeric and willow bark.
Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to result in effective symptom reduction, particularly when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Direct electrochemistry of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) was performed at a glassy carbon electrode using cyclic, differential pulse and square wave voltammetry over a wide range of pH.