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AOR R+Lipoic Acid - Natural Form of Lipoic Acid - 150 mg 90 Vcaps

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The Natural, Beneficial Form of Lipoic Acid
• Prevents insulin resistance
• Fight free radicals
• Slows aging effects
• Protects the brain and nervous system

AOR R+Lipoic Acid - The Natural, Beneficial Form of Lipoic Acid

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A Natural Supplement
Lipoic acid comes in two forms that are identical in everything but their orientations, like a left and right hand. While natural R (+) lipoic acid has many health benefits, the artificial S (-) form is useless at best and antagonistic at worst.

A Powerful Antioxidant
R (+) lipoic acid
is a powerful antioxidant that protects brain and nerve cells from free radicals. It reduces the buildup of iron in the brain which is thought to contribute to Parkinson's disease. It also supports healthy blood sugar metabolism to prevent insulin resistance. S (-) lipoic acid does not have these benefits and in some cases even thwarts them.

Keep Away from the Negative (-) Half
Conventional lipoic acid supplements are a 50/50 mixture of R (+) and S (-) forms. AOR's formula is designed to retrieve all the benefits of R (+) lipoic acid without interference from its "evil twin".

The health-promoting, anti-aging benefits of regular lipoic acid pills are only delivered by half of the supplement. The other half is worse than useless: it actually antagonizes the effects of the good half of the supplement. Many molecules used by the body have a specific "handedness" (chirality). In some cases, synthetic versions of these molecules have a different "handedness" than the natural molecule. Some of these artificial molecules are merely less potent than the natural forms, such as in the case of dl-alpha-tocopherol. But others are actually harmful - for example, trans-fatty acids.

Unless they specify otherwise, "lipoic acid" supplements are a 50/50 mixture of the natural R (+) lipoic acid, and the synthetic S (-) lipoic acid. These mixtures are called "racemates." In some cases, S (-) lipoic acid - or the racemate - is simply less effective than R (+) lipoic acid. But in other cases, the S (-) form actually acts in opposition to the activity of R (+) lipoic acid.

Glucose Metabolism
Insulin resistance, in which the cells of the body stop responding properly to the hormone insulin, happens to some degree in almost all of us as we age. Insulin resistance causes higher levels of insulin, blood sugar, and free fatty acids, all of which are threats to your health. R (+) lipoic acid fights all of the major effects of insulin resistance. The S(-)-form does not help in some of these areas, and even makes things worse in others.

Antioxidant Defenses
Lipoic acid is known as a powerful and versatile antioxidant. R (+) lipoic acid is more easily absorbed and taken into the cells than S (-) lipoic acid. Both forms of lipoic acid can be made more powerful by "charging" them up into their DHLA form, but R (+) -lipoic acid is "upgraded" much more rapidly than S(-)-lipoic acid. Also, many studies have found that R (+) lipoic acid provides much more effective antioxidant protection than S (-) lipoic acid or the racemate. In some cases, the S (-) lipoic acid actually counteracts the effects of R (+) lipoic acid.

Neurological Health and Mitochondrial Function
Lipoic acid is known for its ability to protect brain and nerve cells from free radicals and toxins. The biggest source of free radicals in your body is the cellular "power plants," the mitochondria. They are both the origin and the target of most of the free radical damage in the body. As we age, our mitochondria become less and less efficient, generating less and less energy while creating more and more free radicals. R (+) lipoic acid appears to help make mitochondria more efficient, so that they produce more energy and create fewer free radicals. S (-) lipoic acid does not have these effects, and may antagonize the action of R (+) lipoic acid.

Fundamental Aging
Nearly all researchers of the biology of aging agree that the decay of mitochondrial function is a major engine of the aging process. Caloric restriction, with adequate nutrition, is the only proven way to slow down the fundamental aging process in mammals. Many of the benefits of R( +) lipoic acid closely mimic those of caloric restriction. R (+) lipoic acid's effects on mitochondrial function are the most striking and unique parallel.

The Bottom Line
Common "lipoic acid" supplements are thus like a house at war with itself. To obtain maximum beneficial effects, the S (-) form should be removed from supplements in favor of pure R (+) lipoic acid.

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ProductSKU 624917040050
Ingredients Contains: 60 Vegi-Caps
Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Amount per Serving:

R(+)-lipoic acid..(transamine salt) 150 mg


Other ingredients:

Silicon dioxide, organic sucrose, povidone and shellac gum. Capsule: hypromellose, sorbitol, silicon dioxide, water.


AOR guarantees that there is no more than 7 mg of S(-)-lipoic acid per capsule, and that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.

Suggested Use: Take one capsule twice or three times a day, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

Main Applications:
* Network antioxidant
* Mitochondrial function
* Cognitive support
* Neurological function
* Anti-aging
* Increases insulin sensitivity

Source: Pharmaceutical synthesis.

Pregnancy / Nursing: None.

Cautions: Animal experiments suggest that lipoic acid may alter the body's response to levothyroxin (eg. Synthroid®). Consult your physician.

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