Areas of application
Alpha Lipoic Acid is as.
available. Many supplements are synthetic and contain a mixture of R- and S- alpha lipoic acid. The naturally occurring form R-alpha lipoic acid is decisively better absorbed. This natural form is also available as a supplement. Alpha lipoic acid supplements are rapidly absorbed, metabolized and excreted.
Because of their short residence time in the body, lipoic acid supplements should therefore be taken in doses throughout the day. The intake of 3 x 350mg oral dose is ideal. As with vitamin C, high doses are much more effective when given throughout the day. Oral doses can reduce oxidative stress. Basically, lipoic acid supplements act as effective antioxidants.