LifeTime Vitamins Alpha-lipoic acid meets most of the criteria to be classified as the "master" antioxidant. Its unique chemical structure gives it a wide range of actions. Alpha-lipoic acid is readily "reduced" to dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA) and DHLA can also be readily restored to alpha-lipoic acid. These two chemicals function together in very complex enzymatic processes, as well as helping regenerate other antioxidants. As a "perfect" antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid (and DHLA) has beneficial interactions with other antioxidants. For example: recycling vitamin C, which in turn recycles vitamin E: reducing oxidized glutathione, which also recycles vitamin E, etc.
Alpha-lipoic acid ensures that you utilise your antioxidants more efficiently because they are available for longer periods and hence neutralise free radicals.
Trials carried out at The Berkeley University suggest that alpha lipoic acid plays a major role in delaying ageing as a whole because it helps to inhibit sugar damage of proteins, a major factor in ageing. In addition this nutrient protects the cardiovascular system and liver.
One capsule daily with food.