What is Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a fatty acid that is found naturally in every cell within the body and is soluble in water and lipid based tissues.
Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid functions well alongside vitamins C, E and glutathione and has a unique ability, amongst antioxidants, in that it can remain active in both water and fat lipid environments.
Who is Alpha Lipoic Acid Suitable for?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is ideal for anyone taking part in high-intensity exercise and looking to maximise recovery. It is recommended to take 1g of Alpha Lipoic Acid post workout for optimal effects.
As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 100mg, 1 - 3 times daily.
Add half an MP mini scoops (100mg) to your preferred amount of water or fruit juice and consume immediately.
1 x level MP Plastic Scoop (mini) weighs 230mg (0.23g).
This product is 100% Alpha Lipoic Acid with nothing added or taken away.
100% Alpha Lipoic Acid
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The Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA has a burning taste when mixed in a glass of water. I cap it ad just use 600mg for appetite suppression.
Myprotein Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA needs to be drunk quickly. Also I would recommend drinking cranberry juice immediately followed, this reduces the amount of burning.
"This product needs to be drunk quickly, also i recommend drinking cranberry juice immediately followed, this reduces the amount of burning to nearly 0%."
"It is worth noting that ALA is used for heavy metal poisoning as it binds to metals, if someone is metal toxic without knowing it and they take ALA they will become very sick unless they know what they are doing with it. I take it for this reason on a very specific schedule and dosage. For me it is an essential component of my recovery."
"People are right about the...taste? It doesn't seem to have one, but it is definitely like swallowing red-hot chillis. It burns. It is also immiscible with a thin fluid, so I mix it into a paste of turmeric powder, ALC, beta-alanine, MgCl2, and black pepper. Then dilute down with fruit juice. But you can still feel the ALA. Not sure if it works, but I'm sure it does, Review 10 is very hard to argue with."
"I've not been using this myself long enough to comment on effectiveness but the evidence is all available online.. the one thing i will say is this stuff BURNS. Just 200mg in half a litre of water with a range of other supps in my preworkout shake and it still hurts a lot, you need a glass of water ready to drink immediately after. There's mention online of using DURING workouts, but there is no way i could sip water with this in. It does make me wonder if it's harmful to your system. Makes your urine smell very chemical for hours afterwards as well. So all in all it works, but regardless of whether your one of the 'stop your whining and neck it!' brigade this is a very uncomfortable supp to get down you."
Effective product from my extensive reading a great addition to a liver health bundle. Get in caps it is more expensive but this burns however you try to ingest it.
"Price effective solution as part of your liver protection bundle, if you can afford it buy the capsules. Best to mix in a drink as it tickles the throat and is quite hard to ingest without coughing."
"I tried this mixed with L Carnitine, BCAA and whey protein powders + berry fruits & coconut milk. I thought I'd knocked some chillie powder or cayenne pepper into the mix. Added some fresh lime juice and stevia powder to take the edge off. Probably better in capsules."