Na-R-ALA Stabilized R-Lipoic Acid Capsules contain the sodium salt form of R-Lipoic Acid, an important antioxidant produced naturally in small amounts in our bodies. When taken as a nootropic supplement, R-Lipoic Acid Capsules have been shown to offer a wide variety of benefits.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid, also known as ALA, is now a commonly known antioxidant. Although it plays an important role in the body, researchers didn’t know this antioxidant existed naturally within us until the 1930s. As time went on, ALA was identified at first as a vitamin, until it was discovered that it is actually a coenzyme that plays a very important role in converting glucose to ATP (energy) via mitochondrial electron transport. ALA was discovered to be a fat- and water-soluble antioxidant that may protect the body from free radical damage and also offers a range of other benefits.
Another version of ALA known as S-Lipoic Acid was created and offers some benefits, but the naturally occurring form of ALA, R-Lipoic Acid, is much more effective. Consumers can now easily buy R-Lipoic Acid, which is what we offer at Nootropics Depot.