Most ordinary forms of oral alpha-lipoic acid supplements – tablets, capsules, powders, and liquids are not digested and absorbed as efficiently as they could be by your body. As a result, much of this alpha-lipoic acid is never absorbed into your bloodstream and even less of it makes it into your cells where it’s needed most.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is known as the universal antioxidant and is one of the strongest antioxidants that can be found in nearly every tissue in a healthy body. Referred to as the ‘universal antioxidant’, ALA is both water-soluble and fat-soluble unlike other antioxidants which are one or the other meaning ALA can offer whole body antioxidant support. ALA also helps to recycle other antioxidants once they’re ‘used up’ allowing you to get more mileage. ALA has also been show to stimulate the production of glutathione, another important antioxidant. A small amount of ALA is made naturally in the body, but the rest of what you need must come from eating red meat, organ meats, and brewer’s yeast or from dietary supplements.
The R Form of ALA
ALA can be found in two forms: the R form, which is the form found in nature, or the S form, which is often used in low-cost, synthetic preparations of ALA. R-ALA is proven to be more bioavailable and biologically active than S-ALA, but it is expensive to produce and often presents stability issues in manufacturing. This is why most ALA supplements contain only the S form, or a 50/50 mixture of S-ALA and R-ALA.
Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA encapsulates R-ALA in liposomes made from essential phospholipids, which protect the R-ALA from destruction by your digestive juices. Within minutes of taking Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA, liposomes filled with R-ALA are transported directly into the lymphatic system and then into the bloodstream, and then into the cells. This powerful delivery system gives you the potential to experience the full benefits of ALA with every packet.
- An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health
- A source of antioxidants
- An antioxidant that protects cells against the oxidative damage caused by free radicals
*Health Canada approved health claims
Research also supports its role with
- Promoting, maintaining and supporting cellular energy production
- Recycling other vital antioxidants, including vitamins C & E
- May help maintain optimal nerve health
- May help maintain healthy glucose levels
- Promoting healthy insulin sensitivity
- Helps to support liver function
Directions for Use
As a dietary supplement take one packet 1 to 2 times per day, or as directed by a health care practitioner. For best results, snip or tear the notched end off the packet, squeeze into one or more ounces of your favorite cool beverage, swirl and shoot it back!. It will enter the blood stream faster if you take it on an empty stomach and wait at least 15 minutes before eating. It will be absorbed however, it taken with food or after a meal as well, just more slowly.
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We do not recommend mixing any of the products in hot beverages, because this could damage the liposomes. We also do not recommend blending any of our products in a food processor or blender.
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Refrigeration is recommended for maximum effectiveness. Do not freeze or place in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. The stability of the Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA deteriorates rapidly once an individual packet is opened. We do not recommend storing partially used packets of the Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA for later use.
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