Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant that’s made in tiny amounts by the human body. Production of ALA may decrease with age. Small amounts of ALA are available in foods like spinach, yeast, and organ meats. Because ALA is essential for healthy blood sugar metabolism and liver health, taking a daily ALA supplement may be recommended by the doctor.
Many ALA supplements are on the market, but few are bioavailable and absorbable. To obtain the maximum benefit from an ALA supplement, the physician may prescribe the sodium r lipoate form of alpha lipoic acid.
Typical American Diet
Many nutrition experts claim that today’s typical U.S. diet lacks many essential nutrients. Although previous generations consumed liver and organ meats in higher quantities, today’s American diet rarely includes them. As a result, Americans may receive less ALA than in past years:
• ALA is a powerful antioxidant that works best in concert with others, including Coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E, …Read More