Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as thioctic acid and ALA) is the supplemental form of lipoic acid, a vitamin-like antioxidant found in living organisms as well as foods such as liver, kidney, yeast, spinach, and broccoli. Alpha-lipoic acid was first discovered as an essential co-factor for energy production (the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA). It has since been learned that ALA also plays a role as an antioxidant and a recycler of other cellular antioxidants (such as vitamin C and glutathione. Recent research suggests ALA may have insulin-like properties (insulin mimetic); it also stimulates glucose uptake in many different cells, and may modulate insulin signaling. Natural biosynthesis of alpha-lipoic acid decreases with age.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is produced naturally by the body, but its production can decrease with age and illness. It’s an effective antioxidant that helps the cells of the body to metabolize energy. Plus, it potentiates other crucial antioxidants like vitamins C, E, and glutathione. ALA contributes to improvement of fatigue and symptoms of numbness and tingling in those with Lyme disease.
We recommend regular supplementation of ALA IV therapy that delivers nutrients right into your bloodstream for maximum absorption and immediate bioavailability.