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R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Ergomax is the original provider of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid in the Netherlands. Since 2007, we specifically recommend the use of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, over and above standard Alpha Lipoic Acid products. All our Alpha Lipoic Acid products contain only the active, right-handed form of Alpha Lipoic Acid known as R-Alpha Lipoic Acid. These products are much more effective than the regular Alpha Lipoic Acid products (the latter consists of a mixture of the R- and S-shape). The R-form, but not the S-form, occurs naturally in the human body and the R-form is solely responsible for the proven effects of Alpha Lipoic Acid.

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Alpha lipoic acid: Biological properties

Alpha lipoic acid is a vitamin-like substance as well as an antioxidant. Structurally it is a sulfur-containing fatty acid and protects cells from adverse effects due to oxidative stress. The fatty acid is composed of eight carbon atoms to which two sulfur atoms are linked. This creates a ring structure which ensures that alpha lipoic acid is soluble in both water and fat. This makes for its speedy absorption into the body.


R-Alpha lipoic acid

For human beings alpha lipoic acid is an important molecule, as it converts sugar into energy. It can easily pass through the blood-brain barrier. The addition of biotin is important as a synergist in support of the normal functioning of the nervous system. The body itself produces, small amounts of R-Alpha lipoic acid inside mitochondria (the cell's energy factories), but as one gets older, production of R-alpha lipoic acid gradually decreases. Taking R-alpha lipoic acid helps the body to sufficiently re-supply itself.


Buying R-alpha lipoic acid

Ergomax offers purified R-Alpha lipoic acid in capsules and softgels featuring a unique formula of two active ingredients: R-alpha lipoic acid and biotin. The "R" variant of Alpha lipoic acid is more effective than the "standard" one (without the "R"). For general or specific questions about R-alpha lipoic acid feel free to contact our customer service at any time. Our experts will gladly answer your questions and provide tailored advice.