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CanPrev Alpha Lipoic Acid

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CanPrev Alpha Lipoic Acid contains 600mg of DL-ALA, a stable and safe form of alpha lipoic acid.*

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CanPrev Alpha Lipoic Acid contains 600mg of DL-ALA, a stable and safe form of alpha lipoic acid. It is supported with thiamine (vitamin B1) and biotin (vitamin B7) to help prevent potential nutritional deficiencies that can occur with Alpha Lipoic Acid supplementation.

Alpha Lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell. It helps turn glucose into energy; thus, ALA can help promote healthy blood sugar levels.

Since ALA can actually be made by your body, it is not considered to be a critical element in the human diet.; however, many would argue that it is critical as a supplement for its role in protecting human health. In fact it is often called ‘the king of free radical fighters’ because it is currently the only said antioxidant that is both fat and water soluble. Free radicals are highly reactive and very unstable molecules that can damage our body tissues. Free radicals are produced by or found in environmental pollution, cigarette smoke, medications, alcohol, illness and stress. The need for powerful antioxidants in our day to day lives is therefore extremely important as we are constantly exposed to very large amounts of free radicals. This is where ALA comes in.

ALA is an interesting antioxidant because it is easily absorbed through the walls of our cell membranes and is thus able to protect against free radical oxidative damage to the proteins and DNA structures inside our cells. Most antioxidants are unable to cross the cell wall and can only provide external cellular protection. Once inside the cell, ALA breaks down further to a complicated sounding type of antioxidant called dihydrolipoic acid. This new form of ALA is able to wipe out damaging superoxide, hydroperoxy and hydroxyl radicals. Why are these oxides are so dangerous? Because they’re what we encounter every day through exposure to cigarette smoke, car exhaust, pollution and alcohol for example. We even unknowingly create other damaging oxides on our own when we breathe, metabolize food or get sick.

As we get older we produce less of our own antioxidants and we are less and less able to make and recycle key antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C and co-enzyme Q-10. ALA is really unique because it actually regenerates these and other antioxidants, helping them to stay longer in the body and continue their work neutralizing free radicals. ALA improves nerve conduction and blood flow and it reduces oxidative stress. ALA has been studied with respect to heavy metal detoxification, blood sugar control, liver ailments and more. Several clinical trials have shown that while most antioxidants are not able to protect against the vascular damage of diabetes, ALA is believed to be an exception. ALA also acts as a partner to a number of vital enzymes that we need for metabolizing carbohydrates and changing glucose to energy - good news for anyone with blood sugar challenges.

Benefits

  • Promotes healthy blood sugar levels.*
  • Prevents oxidation from free radicals, which can cause cancer.*
  • Supported with thiamine (vitamin B1) and biotin (vitamin B7) to help prevent potential nutritional deficiencies.*

Features

  • Each capsule contains 600mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Highly stable DL-ALA form

Recommended Use

Alpha lipoic acid 600mg helps to promote healthy glucose metabolism and is a source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.

Directions

Adults: Take one (1) capsule per day, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Caution

Caution advised during pregnancy and breastfeeding and with any medical conditions including diabetes. As with any natural health products, you should consult a healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Do not use if seal is broken.

*Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Medicinal Ingredients

Each capsule contains

DL-Alpha lipoic acid...........................................................................600mg

Thiamine (Vitamin B1).......................................................................20mg

Biotin.....................................................................................................200mcg

Non Medicinal Ingredients

Vegetable-grade magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule.

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