XBrain® Alpha Lipoic Acid
XBrain® Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the best supplements you can take to protect your cells against free radical damage. Alpha lipoic acid is an all-natural molecule which acts as a very special anti-oxidant. Not only does it scavenge free radicals on its own, but it can also recycle other antioxidant molecules such as vitamin E or vitamin C. It is also unique in that it is both water and fat soluble, so can act in both environments. It also easily crosses the blood brain barrier, providing unsurpassed protection to the central nervous system. In addition alpha lipoic acid is important for normal metabolism, as it helps generate energy from glucose.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
is a Potent Anti-Oxidant
Alpha lipoic acid is naturally present in every cell of your body where it functions as a powerful antioxidant protecting tissues from oxidative damage. Free radicals are a natural product of metabolism, but they can be very dangerous because they are very reactive. They can oxidise carbohydrates, lipids or proteins, as well as damage DNA. Free radical damage is one of the main causes of physical and mental decline in old age, of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid scavenge the free radicals protecting tissues from damage.
Most antioxidants are either water soluble or fat soluble. Alpha lipoic acid is pretty unique in that it can act in a watery and a fatty environment. This makes it very versatile. It can also easily cross the blood brain barrier, so is very important in protecting central nervous system neurones from damage.
The role of alpha lipoic acid in the fight against oxidative extends far beyond just being a free radical scavenger, which lots of other molecules can do. The body comes ready prepared with a whole arsenal of antioxidants, the problem is that they become used up as they neutralise the reactive species. This is why the body sometimes can’t keep up with the free radicals that are being generated, which are increased as a result of air pollution and environmental contaminants. When the natural anti-oxidants become used up, the body is overwhelmed and results in oxidative stress.
This is where alpha lipoic acid can be a huge help because it can actually regenerate the other antioxidants, such as vitamin E or vitamin C so they can re-join the fight against free radicals.
Supporting Cellular Energy Generation
Apart from its role in the fight against free radicals and oxidation, alpha lipoic acid has another essential function in energy generation. It is an essential co-factor in several enzyme systems, including the citric acid cycle, through which cells turn glucose into ATP. ATP of course is the universal energy unit of cells, every reaction or cell function that requires energy uses ATP which has to be constantly generated. Alpha lipoic acid is essential for this process and when taken as a supplement it ensures that you burn nutrients efficiently for cellular energy generation.
By helping utilise glucose alpha lipoic acid plays a very important role in controlling blood sugar levels. It also appears to protect against insulin resistance and is helpful in patients with type II diabetes. A new study suggests that it might be very useful in preventing metabolic syndrome, a collection of symptoms that occur together and that include insulin insensitivity, high cholesterol and cardiac disease. The study demonstrated that alpha lipoic acid can reduce blood pressure, improve serum lipid profile, insulin sensitivity and help with weight reduction. The anti-oxidant functions of alpha lipoic acid are particularly helpful in people with pre-diabetes, since many of the complications of the disease are related to oxidative stress.
XBrain® Alpha Lipoic Acid is one of the best supplements you can get if you are concerned about oxidative stress or metabolic syndrome. Alpha lipoic acid is a very effective antioxidant because it is both water- and lipid-soluble and can cross the blood brain barrier, allowing it to scavenge free radicals in different environments including the central nervous system. It also has the amazing ability of regenerating other antioxidants in the body. Finally its role in glucose metabolism helps protect against type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
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