Alpha Lipoic Acid

Antioxidant

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    Product Overview

    As a dietary supplement, Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) acts as a powerful antioxidant where it works to break down free radicals which are harmful by-products of energy production.

    ALA has a unique ability, amongst antioxidants , in that it can remain active in both water and fat lipid environments. This means it can help protect most areas of the body against the damaging effects of free radicals.

    ALA is also commonly used by bodybuilders as it can help remove fat stores whilst promoting the generation of lean mass. It is suggested that ALA indirectly helps the body make the most of stored energy from fats, protein and carbohydrates.

    Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.

    Key Benefits

    • Powerful antioxidant
    • Easily absorbed
    • Helps detox the liver

    Suggested Use

    Consume 1 capsule daily. Best taken with food.

    Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet. Keep in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Not suitable for vegetarians. Store out of the reach of young children.

    Ingredients

    Alpha Lipoic Acid, Anti Caking Agent (Magnesium Stearate), Capsule (Gelatin).

    Allergens:

    Made in a facility that handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.

    Nutritional Information

    Serving Size - 1 Capsule

    Servings Per Container - 60 (60 Capsules), 120 (120 Capsules)

    Typical Nutritional Values

          Per Serving
    Alpha Lipoic Acid     500 mg

    Customer Reviews

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    4.368421052631579

    4.368421052631579

    (19 reviews)

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    Alpha Lipoic Acid pills

    Overall:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    I've taken this for years after studying it intensively. The trouble with reviewing supplements is a bit like reviewing garlic crosses on the front door to keep away vampires. 1/. They seem to work 2/. They don't. All I can say is 1/. More importantly than being an antioxidant is that ALA is a powerful detox agent that also crosses the blood brain barrier, picking up all sorts of nasties including heavy metals. I also take Selenium, which locks onto the heavy metals, some of which are obligingly supplied by the ALA. At 70 years old, my annual blood test and MOT show everything normal. And wow, I've lived a hard life! So - they seem to work. Along with everything else I take.

    Goes Well With:

    Staying alive!

    Tue May 19 15:39:12 BST 2015 by

    Would love to know the ALA form

    Overall:

    3

    Can't really comment on effectiveness since I'm just taking this a couple of days. I'm really interested in the form of ALA they're using, that is, either R- or S-ALA. While the former might be useful, the latter, quite on the contrary, can be detrimental. Anyone knows which is it?

    Goes Well With:

    knowing the form

    Sat Dec 05 06:34:06 GMT 2015 by

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    This has worked for me. I'm a diabetic and it has helped me control my sugars and aid in recovery dramatically. Note for diabetics though be careful as you will need to monitor your sugars very closely to begin with.

    Tue Apr 28 00:00:00 BST 2009 by

    Liver protection & mental clarity

    Overall:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    One of the best prices for ALA capsules I have seen. Easy to take. I started to take it for the antioxidant benefits, and the nice mental clarity it gives in combination with ALCAR on an empty stomach. A bonus I found is that if I take 2-3 capsules throughout a night's boozing I feel significantly better the next day than I would otherwise. I have repeatedly tested this along with other parts of my liver stack and I'm sure it's an important component. I'd hate to be without it now.

    Goes Well With:

    ALCAR on an empty stomach

    Fri Feb 13 14:34:23 GMT 2015 by

    liver guard

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Taste & mixability n/a in tabs. I bought tabs after reading advice about the terrible taste of ALA powder. I buy this primarily as a liver protectant. It is a powerful antioxidant with other benefits to health but the main reason I use it is before and during drinking alcohol. In combination with ALCAR and acetyl L Cysteine I find it significantly reduces the after effects of drinking to excess, which I do more frequently than I should. I buy it regularly from MP. The price is good and service always excellent. In addition to this, it I use it as recommended by Rob Wolfe of the Paleo solution. 2x 500mg tabs + 500-1000mg ALCAR on an empty stomach first thing in the morning is great for clearing the head without getting immediately onto the caffeine rollercoaster. It's ideal for those mornings when I have had a poor night's sleep. I think that in this capacity (mainly due to being in the fasted state I expect) that it tends to drop blood glucose. I haven't tested this but I try to run my sugars fairly low most of the time, and I think I'm well attuned to the feeling of it getting borderline. I'm not diabetic so I won't be going hypo.

    Goes Well With:

    ALCAR (on empty stomach) and AL cysteine

    Tue Jun 10 09:35:04 BST 2014 by

    alpha

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    4

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Great stuff I take it in morning with breakfast

    Goes Well With:

    Water

    Thu Feb 18 15:38:56 GMT 2016 by

    Alpha lipoic acid

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    1

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    I tried the powder and could not get used to the taste, really bad. Iv now got the capsules and its much better, no taste and its measured so no messing about in the morning. Will be buying again.

    Mon Jan 11 11:01:28 GMT 2016 by

    Overall:

    4

    i think it's goog for my health

    Thu Jun 19 19:46:01 BST 2014 by

    Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Overall:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    No ratings for taste or mixability as I take it in gelcap form. As for the product, this is a good old standby daily detox (along with Selenium), and shall do for the rest of my life. Say no more!

    Goes Well With:

    Selenium.

    Fri Dec 27 17:10:04 GMT 2013 by

    Ala

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Very good product. Great results!

    Goes Well With:

    Water

    Tue Oct 08 16:37:36 BST 2013 by

    Jury is out!!

    Overall:

    3

    Mixability:

    3

    Taste:

    3

    Effectiveness:

    3

    I have been using this supplement for about 10 days or so. Can't detect any change in my well being related to taking it yet. As it is in tablet form can't give more than a neutral rating.

    Goes Well With:

    Glass of water t5o wash down!

    Mon Sep 30 15:36:59 BST 2013 by

    Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    I take this Alpha Lipoic Acid daily in conjunction with Selenium (Se) as a two-shot fix for detoxification. This followed my research on ME/CFS which my daughter sadly came down with. The combination got a general thumbs up from the CFS community. So I find myself protected from the vast majority of (all) toxic insults. The ALA crosses the blood brain barrier and washes all sorts of nasties out, including that nastiest of all, Mercury. The Se, then does the rest.

    Goes Well With:

    Selenium 200 µg/day.

    Thu Aug 22 17:39:36 BST 2013 by

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    "People who are complaining about a burning sensation its because your taking too much. This product's side effect is this. It's just something that happens to start off with. I'm on 4 tablets a day now and this allows me to increase my carb intake to a reasonable ammount and still stay in ketosis. The only thing I would warn about is that this product can indicate a false positive on ketostix. If you want to try a lower dose then I would suggest staying away from these tablets, they also taste like garbage if you drink them in water (this is NOT what they are meant for). This is by far the best and cheapest ALA I have found."

    Sun May 29 00:00:00 BST 2011 by

    Overall:

    1

    Mixability:

    1

    Taste:

    1

    Effectiveness:

    1

    It leaves me with a burning sensation in my throat too!!!

    Thu Oct 21 00:00:00 BST 2010 by

    Overall:

    2

    Mixability:

    2

    Taste:

    2

    Effectiveness:

    2

    This product leaves me with a burning sensation in my throat even if I take before or after food or without food.

    Tue Apr 27 00:00:00 BST 2010 by

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    "500 mg of this tablet is a good strong dosage when compared to other companies products, good supplement."

    Fri Dec 11 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    Been using this for a couple of months now and not been ill what so ever. \n

    Wed Jul 15 00:00:00 BST 2009 by

    Overall:

    5

    I have read the best reviews for this product. But still do not know how good it is. I think it takes time to be able to judge. In any case, it is the product with the highest level of R-ALA that I found.

    Goes Well With:

    Glass of water

    Fri Jan 03 19:48:02 GMT 2014 by

    Overall:

    5

    Mixability:

    5

    Taste:

    5

    Effectiveness:

    5

    I have the feeling as if this Alpha Lipoic Acid really helps to release the energy from stored fats. I also don't gain fat when I increase my meals.

    Thu Mar 07 12:23:24 GMT 2013 by

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