Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that can fight the free radicals that cause signs of aging. Free radicals are molecules that attack at the cellular level and play a role in aging, tissue damage, and possibly some cancers. By increasing the body’s natural amount of ALA through supplements, you can help prevent free radicals from realizing their full destructive potential.
Overview of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
Although ALA was discovered in the 1951, its anti-aging benefits were not realized until 30 years later in the 1980′s. Since then, scientists have come to understand how powerful ALA really is. Alpha lipoic acid is found naturally inside nearly every cell in the body. It is needed by the body to produce energy for our body’s normal functions and does this by converting glucose (blood sugar) into energy.
Like other antioxidants, ALA nullifies free radicals, but what makes it so unique is that it can work in both water and fat, unlike common antioxidants such as vitamin C (which is not fat soluble) and vitamin E (which is not water soluble). Therefore, it not only can offer a greater deal of protection at the cellular level, but it can actually boost the abilities of other antioxidants in their effort to fend off the damaging signs of age caused by free radicals.
In short ALA has the ability to:
- Protect the cells
- Resurface skin and improve tone and texture
- Decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone
- Increase the positive effects of other antioxidants in the body like Vitamin C
To increase your body’s amount of ALA consider NVPerricone Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement. By taking two capsules daily with meals, this supplement will help increase the positive potential of ALA and leave the skin protected from the signs of aging.
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