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Alpha Lipoic acid 50mg

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R- Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement 50 mg
  60 Capsules
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Potent antioxidant pill.


Formulated by Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., best selling author of Mind Boosters and developer of Mind Power Rx brain enhancing formula.

R alpha lipoic acid 50 mg is a Dietary Supplement and antioxidant pill. Many people do well just taking one capsule 3 times a week. For brief periods higher dosages can be taken as long as you have discussed your plans with your health care provider.

Made from top quality raw material at a FDA-certified manufacturer in Arizona.

Natural alpha lipoic acid
Take the active form of R Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement rather than a combination of active and inactive forms. This supplement only contains the active form of lipoic, called the R isomer, and does not contain the inactive version called the S isomer which is found in most alpha lipoic acid supplement products. The raw material cost of R alpha lipoic acid supplement is several times more expensive than regular alpha lipoic acid which contains both the R isomer and the S isomers.

We do not sell higher dosages of alpha lipoic acid since we do not believe there is enough long term research to know whether high alpha lipoic acid dosages such as 100 mg or 300 mg are safe or necessary when taken for many months or years. We prefer being cautious until long term ALA clinical studies are published.*

Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., a world renowned nutritional expert, says, "Just because researchers use high alpha lipoic acid dosages for a brief period and find it generally safe does not mean these same high dosages, such as 300 or 600 mg, will be safe when used daily for prolonged periods. I do not feel comfortable recommending more than 50 mg of R alpha lipoic acid on a regular basis unless closely monitored by a health care provider."

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R Alpha lipoic acid information and review
R Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement is more potent than commonly sold ALA supplements which contains both the R and S forms of lipoic acid. The S form is chemically the mirror image of the R form of ALA and cannot be used by the body. Thus, 50 mg of this R- Alpha Lipoic Acid product is equivalent to about 100 mg of regular ALA although research is ongoing in this area and we await more results of studies.*
   All forms of ALA sold as supplement pills are made synthetically since there is not enough in food to extract, thus this substance has to be manufactured in the lab.

R Alpha Lipoic Acid side effects, safety, risk:
The most common short term r alpha lipoic acid side effects from high doses include alertness and shallow sleep. Very high doses may cause a serious r alpha lipoic acid side effect which is rapid heart beat, and maybe even heart rhythm disturbances. Therefore, if half a r alpha lipoic acid capsule works for you, that may be more preferable than taking more than one capsule. We have had reports of heart rhythm abnormalities in some individuals who have used more than 100 mg for prolonged periods. R alpha lipoic acid side effects may occur more frequently in those who take certain stimulating herbs and supplements or certain medications that increase heart rate. Discuss with your doctor.

Why it is dangerous to take high doses
There are websites that sell 300 mg of alpha lipoic acid supplement and even 600 mg. They claim research has been done with these high dosages.
   It is true that high dosages of alpha lipoic acid such as 300 mg or 600 mg have been tested. However, one must keep in mind that when researchers do a study, they have limited time and in order to elicit a response, they use high amounts of an herb, nutrient, or drug. But, this does not mean that these high amounts of alpha lipoic acid are appropriate to take daily forever. Taking too high of doses of certain supplements or herbs is not necessarily desirable. Until more long term research is available, we suggest keeping the dosage of R alpha lipoic acid to 10 to 50 mg a day and taking 2 or 3 days off a week, unless your doctor has a different treatment plan for your individual condition.

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R Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement questions:*

Interactions and combinations
Q. Can alpha lipoic acid be taken the same day as acetyl i-carnitine, acetylcysteine or carnitine?
   A. Yes, but the dosages need to be reduced.

Q. Before I buy alpha lipoic acid, I would like to know if I can take it the same day as CoQ10.
   A. In general, supplements can be combined if their dosage is low. The way you can find out the appropriate dosage of a supplement for you, such as alpha lipoic acid, is to take it for a week or two by itself and note the benefits and side effects. Then, you can try CoQ10 by itself for a week or two. Once you have a good understanding on how alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 make you feel, and the right dosage of each for you, then you can combine them at half the dosage of each.

Q. What is the right R alpha lipoic acid dosage?
   A. It depends. Some people don't need to take R alpha lipoic acid at all. Most others may find 10 to 50 mg of R alpha lipoic acid a few times a week to be sufficient.

Q. I am interested in this R Lipoic product product. Could you please tell me where the product is made and what grade is it: industrial, food or pharmaceutical?
   A. R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is made by Marlyn Neutraceuticals in Arizona which is one of the few FDA approved labs in the country. They HPLC test every raw material for purity and accuracy before bottling them. Supplements in general are not classified by industrial, food, or pharmaceutical categories, rather the purity is tested by HPLC. There is no such thing as industrial grade alpha lipoic acid or food grade alpha lipoic acid.

Q. I would like to know if the R-ALA that you offer has a natural formula source from meat or vegetable?
   A. R alpha lipoic acid is made synthetically in the laboratory. It would not be cost effective to try to extract it from the small amounts present in food.

Q. I am vegetarian, I want to buy r alpha lipoic acid in a veggie capsule. Is your r alpha lipoic acid supplement suitable for vegetarians?
   A. Not at this time since the capsule is gelatin, but many vegetarians buy alpha lipoic acid supplements, they open the gelatin capsule by pulling on each end and they empty the contents in a glass of water or juice.

Q. I would like to try from 5 to 20mg of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid.  Is 50 mg the smallest dosage that I can order?  If so, is the capsule a  softgel or solid?  How could I divide  it to get the amount I need?
    A. 50 mg is the smallest we offer. It is a capsule that can be opened by pulling on each side and emptying some of the contents. Since there is no need to be precise, a fifth, quarter or a third will provide you with the smaller dose you wish to have.

Buy alpha lipoic acid supplement on sale. Do not buy it in high dosages if you have a heart rhythm problem. If you purchase this nutritional supplement, it will be shipped the same day.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 


Suggested use: For long term use, take half or one R alpha lipoic acid capsule a few days a week. For smaller amounts, you may open a capsule and put it in water or juice. Alpha lipoic acid is best taken in the morning with or without breakfast. If you have a health condition or are taking hormones such as thyroid hormones or other medicines, discuss with your doctor before use and consider using only half a capsule.

Supplement Facts


Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid
  
50 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.