BODY ESSENTIALS’ ESSENTIAL ALA is composed of Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) which is a mitochondrial fatty acid that is highly involved in energy metabolism. It is synthesized in the body and can be consumed through eating meat. It is also minimally present in some fruits and vegetables.
ALA is a potent anti-oxidant compound. It works with mitochondria and the body's natural anti-oxidant defenses. ALA is also seen as an anti-aging compound since it can reverse some of the oxidant damage related to the effects of aging.
ALA supplementation can be taken in a fasted state, despite being inherently fat-soluble it does not require dietary fatty acids to be absorbed from the gut.
Alpha Lipoic Acid has benefits for all types of people and particularly those with diabetes or higher than normal blood sugar levels, high cholesterol levels, some vision conditions, (i.e. macular degeneration) cardiovascular problems such as hardening of the arteries and other conditions associated with the aging process.
Alpha Lipoic Acid increases glucose uptake in the cells and appears to reduce symptoms of diabetic complications including cataract formation, vascular damage and even polyneuropathy (nerve damage).
Generally, you should supplement your diet with 200-300 mg per day.
Benefits of ALA include:
? Improves physique ? Combats free radicals ? Protects our genetic material ? Slows aging ? Protects against heart disease ? Protects against cancer ? Improves skin and helps erase wrinkles ? Regulates blood sugar in diabetics ? Protects the liver ? May be used as a treatment for Stroke