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* Slows the aging process.
* Naturally increases energy
* A more powerful free radical scavenger than any other nutrient
* Prevents free radical damage in the brain, blood, in stored fat, and
in the heart, pancreas, kidneys, bones, cartilage, liver, and in every
cell and organ due to its unique water-and fat-soluble nature.
* Prevents wrinkling by protecting collagen in the skin.
* Recycles other antioxidants such as vitamin C, E and gluthathione.
* Helps the body metabolize blood sugar better, thereby helping
diabetics and hypoglycemics.
* Helps remove toxic metals from the body: mercury, arsenic, cadmium,
and lead, and also lowers levels of copper and calcium when the body
has too much of these minerals.
* Guards DNA and RNA from damage, thereby helping to prevent cancer.
* Helps the liver to heal from hepatitis and mushroom poisoning.
WHY TAKE LIPOIC ACID?
Lipoic acid is one of the most important nutrients you can take to
increase your health and energy. lipoic acid performs a wider range of
functions than virtually any other nutrient known. Research has shown
lipoic acid to be:
* The most powerful antioxidant nutrient known
* A repairer of other antioxidants
* A remover of toxic metals
* A nutrient essential for healthy blood sugar metabolism
Lipoic acid, also known as alpha-lipoic acid, is a sulfur-containing
substance manufactured in trace amounts by the body. As we age,
however, we make less lipoic acid. And even the amount we make when
young may not be enough to maintain optimal health. Those who want
optimal wellness and especially those with chronic ailments will find
lipoic acid to be an extremely helpful supplements.
LIPOIC ACID: THE MASTER
Your cells live in a tough environment. Polllution, stress, an
imperfect diet, medications, and chemicals in the food supply and air
all increase damage to our cells and increase our risk to a range of
ailments. If we are going to survive to a ripe old age free from
disease, we are going to have to surround our cells with key nutrients
to guard them against the forces that age them. The most valuable cell
protector of all: Lipoic Acid.
Why? Because lipoic acid protects cells in may ways:
* It protects tissues in both water and fat soluble environments �
something no other nutrient can do.
* It repairs vitamins C, E and gluthathione so that they too can
protect the body.
No other nutrient can compare to this versatile range of protective
One of lipoic acid's unique features is its ability to increase levels
of the most important antioxidant compound in the body, glutathione.
Our health is directly connected to how much glutathione we have.
Glutathione protects the body from free radicals produced by alcohol
consumption, cigarette smoking, cancer chemotherapy, and exposure to
damaging forms of radiation. Free radical damage is being investigated
as a cause of many types of cancers. Free radicals damage cellular
membranes and allow leakage and injury to the membrane, compromising
the functional integrity of the cell. This leakage can then allow
damage to the DNA -- the blueprint of our cells -- by free radicals.
changes the nature of the cell. Cells exposed to free radicals whose
DNA has been changed can mutate and proliferate out of control by
becoming cancerous. Lipoic acid may play a role with its antioxidant
properties that discourages the development of cancer. Lipoic acid also
has the potential to stop cells that are genetically programmed to one
day become cancerous from ever becoming cancerous. Not bad for one
For optimal health, we need a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress
management, spiritual wellness, and an optimized intake of all
nutrients. Among the most important are vitamin C, E, folic acid,
magnesium, zinc, selenium, carnitine, CoQ10, essential fatty acids and
lipoic acid. By working in concert with all these important nutrients,
lipoic acid boosts the power of all the other supplements you are
taking. Whether you are seeking to prevent disease, or want to regain
your health, lipoic acid helps your body on a wide variety of levels.
We have only begun to examine all of the remarkable benefits of this
extraordinary nutrient in this article. For further reading on lipoic
acid, we recommend Dr. Burton Berson's The Alpha Lipoic Acid
Breakthrough: The Superb Antioxidant That May Slow Aging, Repair Liver
Damage, and Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes.
LIPOIC ACID Q & A
Who should take Lipoic Acid?
Anyone who wants to optimize health, reduce risk to disease, increase
energy, and slow the aging process.
Which conditions benefit from lipoic acid?
Diabetes and its complications, liver ailments including hepatitis,
HIV, AIDS, immunosuppression, psoriasis, eczema, burns, skin cancer,
MS, Lou Gehrig's and Parkinson's diseases, neurological disorders,
rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, scleroderma, autoimmune disease,
macular degeneration, cataracts, heart disease, elevated cholesterol,
stroke, radiation damage, and elevated levels of toxic metals.
Which nutrients work synergistically with lipoic acid?
All nutrients, but most especially B complex vitamins, carnitine, and
CoQ10. B vitamins, lipoic acid, CoQ10 and carnitine all work in the
mitochondria of our cells to produce energy. By taking all these
nutrients together, you greatly increase your cells' ability to create
Is lipoic acid safe?
Lipoic acid is very safe and non-toxic. Diabetics should take their
lipoic acid under the guidance of their physician, because it can
benefit blood sugar metabolism and lower their need for medication.
How much lipoic acid should you take?
For general health, slowing the aging process, and maintaining optimal
antioxidant defense, 100-200 mg per day is the recommended dose. For
diabetes, hepatitis, and heavy metal detoxification, 300-600 mg per day
may be needed.
The information presented above for educational purposes. The
statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and
Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure or prevent any disease.