Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid 99% HPLC
Molecular Weight: 206.33 g/mol
IUPAC ID: (R)-5-(1, 2-dithiolan 3-yl) pentatonic acid
Lipoic acid, also known as alpha lipoic acid is an organo sulphur compound derived from octanoic acid, a naturally occurring compound produced in the body and synthesized by both plants and animals. This antioxidant is vital to cellular energy production, and helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are chemical by-products produced during the process of oxidation that converts nutrients to cellular energy. As they oxidize these compounds can become highly reactive and harmful to the cell, distorting its vital components and reducing its metabolic efficiency. While the body can naturally manufacture enough lipoic acid for metabolic functions, supplementing can allow more optimal levels to circulate in a free state.
Description: Yellow Crystalline powder.
Solubility: Soluble in water and alcohol
Lipoic acid has been the subject of numerous research studies and clinical trials: