Life Extension Super R-Lipoic Acid uses a highly bioavailable, stable, and potent form of this powerful antioxidant called R- Lipoic Acid, an antioxidant known to enhance cellular energy.
A potent antioxidant, R-lipoic acid promotes healthy mitochondria, maintains youthful cellular energy, and helps protect against oxidative stress.1
Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms: "R" and S.2 The "R" fraction alpha lipoic acid is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. R-lipoic acid helps support a healthy inflammatory response, is an excellent free radical scavenger, and has been shown to be more bioavailable than the combined "R" and "S" forms that ordinarily comprise alpha-lipoic acid supplements. 3
Through dedicated research and development, a novel form of R-lipoic acid has been developed and is seen as an antioxidant powerhouse. Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, sodium-R-lipoate is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid. 3
Super R-Lipoic Acid Benefits:
- Supports healthy mitochondrial function
- Preserves youthful cellular energy
- Helps protect against oxidative stress
Directions: As a food supplement, take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily as tolerated, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Take capsules at the same time, preferably on an empty stomach.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. Do not exceed the daily dose. If pregnant, or breastfeeding, or if you are taking medication, or on medical care, consult your physician prior to use.
Sodium, Bio-Enhanced® Stabilized Na-RALA Sodium R-Lipoate (Providing R-Lipoic Acid), Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule), Vegetable Stearate, Silica.
Bio-Enhanced® is a registered trademark of GeroNova Research, Inc.
Is the release of Super R-Lipoic Acid delayed or sustained?
This product is not formulated to be released over a period of time.
Can Super -Lipoic Acid be taken at the same time as benfotiamine?
Yes, this product can be combined with Mega Benfotiamine. Combining these two products would offer additional support for a healthy blood sugar metabolism.
Does R-lipoic acid have a transfer factor?
Super R-Lipoic Acid is intended to be a standalone lipoic acid formula that provides the stable, more bioavailable "R" form of lipoic acid. This product does not contain transfer factors. While transfer factors have been combined with other nutrients such as alpha lipoic acid to help support immune health, this product is intended to help manage oxidative stress with the use of this superior form. This product does provide enhanced antioxidant activity, which may help support immune health by encouraging a healthier inflammatory response.
Does Super R-Lipoic Acid interact with glucose medications?
Based on the review of the scientific literature concerning potential interactions, if you are taking blood glucose-lowering medication, we suggest discussing this decision with your personal physician. When using this product with other blood glucose-supporting nutrients, we encourage regularly monitoring glucose levels to ensure they are in a healthy range.
Is it better to take R-Lipoic in the morning or evening?
Life Extension formulates its product dosing and instructions based on scientific literature. Since we do not state a particular time of day for use, this product can be taken anytime, preferably on an empty stomach, based on your preference.
Where is r-lipoic acid sourced from?
The R-lipoic acid in this product is sourced from a high-quality supplier in China.
Can these R-alpha capsules be opened and mixed with food if they cannot be swallowed?
You can, and it is still possible that you derive benefit from the nutrients. However, the product was not designed for ingestion in this manner, and some may find the taste objectionable because the product is very potent.
Is Super R-Lipoic Acid gluten- and corn-free?
This product does not contain corn or gluten.
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