ALPHA LIPOIC ACID

ALPHA LIPOIC ACID

 

Alpha Lipoic Acid or “ALA” is found in the liver and the body tissues. It is classified as a highly effective antioxidant with multiple benefits. It is also known as the “Universal Antioxidant” due to its ability to regenerate and recycle other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, and Coenzyme Q10 to continue destroying free radicals. In addition, ALA has outstanding properties that are different from other antioxidants which is it is water-soluble and fat-soluble, thus can well replace other antioxidants when in need. Also, it can penetrate the cell membrane into the deepest layer of the cell, at the DNA level, to slow down the degeneration of cells throughout the body.
 

The body can synthesize ALA on its own in sufficient quantities to support mitochondria for converting glucose into energy only, but the quantities is not produced enough to promote health in other areas. The body will product less quantities of ALA when you get older, or your body is in a weak state.  ALA is found in many foods such as spinach, broccoli, potatoes, yeast, red meat, offal such as heart, liver, etc., but may not be enough to be used as an antioxidant. Therefore, to promote better health, it has been invented to produce in the form of food supplements.

 

The action of ALA has the following health benefits :

  • Reduce wrinkles, help tighten pores : ALA helps protect the skin from free radical damage at the cellular level and reduces the size of pores, making the sebaceous glands work less, the pores tighten and the skin smoother. In addition, a study in the US also found that shallow wrinkles can be reduced by up to 52% when taken continuously for 3 months. In America and Sweden, 5% of ALA concentration mixed with anti-aging creams is well used to help reduce deep wrinkles from sun damage and slow down the deterioration of skin cells.

  • Prevents cell deterioration : ALA is highly effective in antioxidants. It also helps to promote or repair other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, coQ10 to be reused and acts as a substitute in case of any deficiency of antioxidants. It plays a role both within the cell and at the cell membrane. It is water-soluble and fat-soluble which makes it easily absorbed into the body and penetrate the deepest layer of the cell at the DNA level, thereby helping to slow down the degeneration at the cellular level as well as through the blood-brain barrier.

  • Brighter skin naturally : ALA helps to extract glutathione that has been deteriorated to return to a form that can be used again. It helps increase the level of glutathione which help in brighten skin and dispose toxins in the liver, making the body healthy both inside and outside. Also, it effectively helps reduce skin irritation from UV rays and pollution, uneven skin as well as dark spots. Moreover, it helps increase the efficiency of blood flow which making the skin get enough essential nutrients, thus making the skin look brighter naturally.

  • Reduces inflammation and acne breakouts : ALA helps vitamins B, C and E and other antioxidants to regenerate or circulate which can effectively fight bacteria, which is the cause of acne. Also, it helps to treat acne that occurs faster. Research has also found that ALA contains sulfur which helps cleanse the skin and reduce the inflammation of acne as well.

  • Help dispose toxins from the body : ALA acts as a chelating agent by binding to heavy metals that are toxic to the body such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead and excreted from the body. It also helps detoxify and fight free radicals in the liver. which can protect the body from being damaged by various polluted environment.

  • Increase glutathione levels : ALA helps enhances the performance of glutathione, which is responsible for disposing toxins in the liver. It helps recycle glutathione to be in a form that can be reusable thus it helps brighten the skin, fade the dark spots as well as slow down the deterioration of the skin.

  • Reduce the level of fat in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular disease : ALA lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and prevents the formation of plaque on the walls of blood vessels. Also, it reduces the symptoms of atherosclerosis and brittle arteries, thereby, reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease as well as the risk of heart disease.

  • Reduce sugar levels and complications from diabetes : ALA helps metabolize glucose (blood sugar) into energy. Therefore, it has the effect of reducing sugar levels. and complications from diabetes such as peripheral neuropathy, numbness of the hands and feet, cataracts. Research from the University of California USA found that taking 25 mg/kg of ALA can prevent cataracts by 60%. Many countries have approved ALA as a drug for the treatment and complications of diabetes.

  • Helps burn energy and lose weight : ALA helps reduce the accumulation of fat in the muscles and fat cells in the mitochondria, which is where it works as a co factor in the digestion of glucose and lipids. It helps all vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin to convert Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats from food to be converted into energy. It is a key factor in internal cellular burn, or metabolism within mitochondria thus it helps increase the metabolic rate of cells, energy, and repair cells.

  • Help maintain balance : ALA works with enzymes in the body to speed up the process of generating energy. It is classified as a powerful antioxidant and helps unstable particles and harmful particles for the body to be neutral. Also, it helps balance the levels of iron and copper, which are essential minerals of the body, to be suitable for the use of the body.

 

 

 

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