Most ordinary forms of oral alpha-lipoic acid supplements – tablets, capsules, powders, and liquids – are not digested and absorbed efficiently by your body. As a result, much of it is never makes it into your bloodstream. Also, traditional lipoic acid supplements are rapidly excreted once taken.
If it’s a regular form of lipoic acid, the amount that does make it into your bloodstream is reduced by half every 20 minutes (referred to as its ‘half-life’). As a result, less of it makes it into your cells where it’s needed most.
Liposomes help to overcome barriers to absorption that can happen in your digestive system for many reasons including age, gut health issues, and more. As a liposome encapsulated nutrient, this form of alpha lipoic acid effectively overcomes absorption issues seen with traditional lipoic acid supplements.
What is alpha lipoic acid?
Alpha lipoic acid 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 (in your blood and the watery part inside your cells) and fat-soluble (found in the membrane of your cells) unlike other antioxidants which are one or the other.
In other words, alpha lipoic acid offers whole-body antioxidant support.
Lipoic acid recycles other antioxidants once they’re ‘used up’ allowing you to get more mileage from the antioxidants that your body naturally makes and from the ones you get from your diet.
Lipoic acid has also been shown to stimulate the production of glutathione, another important antioxidant. A small amount of lipoic is made naturally by your body. The rest of what you need must come from eating red meat, organ meats, and brewer’s yeast or from dietary supplements.
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The R form of alpha lipoic acid
Alpha lipoic acid is 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 lipoic acid.
R-alpha lipoic acid is more bioavailable and biologically active than S-alpha lipoic acid. But, R-lipoic acid is expensive to produce and often presents stability issues in manufacturing. This is why most lipoic supplements contain only the S form or a 50/50 mixture of S and R versions.
LivOn Labs’ only uses the superior R form of lipoic acid.
Lypo Spheric lipoic acid is encapsulated in liposomes made from essential phospholipids. These protect the lipoic acid molecule from destruction by your digestive juices.
Once taken, are transported directly into your lymphatic system and then into your bloodstream, and then into the cells. This powerful delivery system gives you the potential to experience the full benefits of alpha lipoic acid with every packet.
What is lipoic acid used for?*
- 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 supports lipoic acid’s role with
- Promoting, maintaining and supporting cellular energy production
- Recycling other vital antioxidants, including vitamins C & E
- Maintaining optimal nerve health
- Supporting healthy glucose levels
- Promoting healthy insulin sensitivity
- Supporting support liver function
Directions for Use
As a 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 bloodstream faster if you take it on an empty stomach. Wait at least 15 minutes before eating. It is absorbed slower if taken with food.
Do not mix any of the products in hot beverages. Hot beverages damage the liposomes. Do not blend any of our products in a food processor or blender.
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Refrigerate for maximum effectiveness. Do not freeze or place in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Lypo-Spheric R-Alpha Lipoic Acid | Liposomal R-ALA will deteriorate rapidly once opened. Do not store partially used packets of the Lypo-Spheric R-Alpha Lipoic Acid | Liposomal R-ALA for later use.
Natural Product Number (NPN) 80072205
Approved for sale in Canada by the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate of Health Canada.