- Supports energy production
- Antioxidant protection against free radicals and oxidative damage
- Support insulin sensitivity and glucose disposal
- Promotes healthy blood flow and healthy nerve function
Ordinary lipoic acid, also know as S-lipoic acid, is about 30% absorbed from dietary or supplemental sources. R-lipoic acid is the biologically active portion of the molecule, and provides maximum antioxidant activity at lower dosage levels. After oral dosing peak plasma concentrations of R-lipoic acid were found to be 40-50% higher than ordinary S-lipoic acid. This suggests that R-lipoic acid is better absorbed than S-LA. Furthermore, by converting R-lipoic acid to its sodium salt, this new Bioenhanced™ and stabilized form was shown to absorb 21 times better and 12 times faster than regular R-lipoic acid. Genceutic Naturals uses this form of sodium R-lipoic acid in R-Lipoic Acid 300 mg.