Alpha-lipoic acid benefits (R-ALA); can act both in lipid and water environment, which allows it to work in every cell and tissue of the body. ALA helps to boost the positive effects of Coenzyme Q10 and glutathione, which are essential in fighting aging and chronic diseases.
Contrast this with antioxidants such as vitamin C, or vitamin E, which is not very water-soluble. This makes it difficult to penetrate the lipid wall of cell membranes. When lipoic acid is combined with these antioxidants, the body and it's ability to fight free radicals is greatly increased. It helps to regenerate vitamins E and C as well.
Our body produces alpha-lipoic acid naturally however with age its production decreases, which can lead to free radical-induced damage.
As we can get small amounts of alpha-lipoic acid in foods but it’s very small amounts, as such supplementation is highly recommended.
Alpha-lipoic acid is most known to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduce oxidative stress, but it has other benefits as well.
It is recommended to supplement alpha-lipoic acid together with vitamin-b complex vitamin, to maximize the results, as it supports the energy production in the body.
The top 8 benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid are as follows
1 - IMPROVES MEMORY AND MENTAL HEALTH
2 - SLOWS DOWN SKIN AGING
3 - SLOWS DOWN AGING PROCESS
4 - LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
5 - REMOVES TOXIC METALS FROM THE BODY
6 - REDUCES ACNE
7 - BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
8 - PREVENTION OF DIABETES
1) IMPROVES MEMORY AND MENTAL HEALTH
It has the ability to neutralize free radicals and slow down the progression of memory loss.
2) SLOWS DOWN SKIN AGING
Help to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Reduces wrinkles and roughness of the skin. Makes it smoother. As it raises the levels of glutathione it protects against skin damage and helps reduce the signs of ageing.
3) SLOWS DOWN AGING PROCESS
It raises the levels of other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and glutathione, which helps to protect against skin damage and reduces signs of ageing.
4) LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
R-ALA was found to lower blood sugar levels and help maintain optimal blood sugar levels by helping the body to use glucose. It also reduces blood pressure and insulin resistance and improves the lipid profile.
5) REMOVES TOXIC METALS FROM THE BODY
Lipoic acid helps to protect the body against toxic metal contaminations found in food and the environment. It chelates arsenic, lead, mercury and renders them so they can be removed from the body. If you eat lots of fish, alpha-lipoic acid will help you to get rid of toxic heavy metals faster. Skin benefits of alpha-lipoic acid may be enhanced when combined with Coenzyme Q10, Grapeseed oil, and selenium.
6) REDUCES ACNE
It is very helpful in treating acne as it helps to control the body’s level of insulin and sugar. It also helps with inflammation. Skin benefits of alpha-lipoic acid may be enhanced when combined with Coenzyme Q10, Grapeseed oil, and selenium.
7) BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
Chronic inflammation is linked to chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart diseases, diabetes. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant is having the ability to decrease inflammation and fight free radicals.
8) PREVENTION OF DIABETES
Oxidative stress and the production of free radicals is one of the main problems in diabetes. Free radicals circulate in the body and damage tissues. R-ALA prevent this damage by neutralizing the free radicals. Prevents free radical damage to the neurological system as well.