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Life Extension Super R-Lipoic Acid 240mg


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LifeExtension Super R-Lipoic Acid provides 240mg of this bio-enhanced active form of Lipoic acid. Lipoic acid helps protect against oxidative stress generated by high glucose levels. Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms (isomers) that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The “S” form is produced from chemical manufacture and is not very biologically active. Typical alpha-lipoic acidsupplements consist of the “R” and “S” form in a 50/50 ratio. That means a 100mg alpha-lipoic acid supplement is providing 50mg of the biologically active “R” form.

The human body normally produces and uses the “R” form of lipoic acid. This active form, R-lipoic acid, significantly supports healthy inflammatory response, is a potent free-radical scavenger and has been shown to be more potent than the combined “R” and “S” forms that comprise most alpha-lipoic acid supplements.

Life Extension is continually searching for innovative nutritional technologies. Through dedicated research and development, the newer form of R-lipoic acid is being seen as the “next-generation” antioxidant powerhouse.

Life Extension’s Super R-Lipoic Acid has demonstrated superior bioavailability, stability, and potency for a variety of health benefits. This breakthrough converts the biologically active “R” form of lipoic acid to sodium-R-lipoic acid, which, in a recent human study achieved 10–30 times higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid. Not only does this newer lipoic acid formulation reach higher peak blood levels, it also achieves them sooner, ensuring rapid uptake from the plasma into the tissues. A recent study showed that oral ingestion of Super R-Lipoic Acid reached peak plasma concentrations within just 10–20 minutes of supplementation.

Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, Super R-Lipoic Acid is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid.

The superior antioxidant effects of R-lipoic acid are already well known for supporting healthy mitochondrial function. Now, Super R-Lipoic Acid provides even more potent benefits for preserving youthful cellular energy levels.


Take one to two capsules daily as tolerated, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Take capsules at the same time, preferably on an empty stomach.

Suitable for vegetarians.


Because this product may lower blood glucose, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking glucose lowering medication.

Each Vegecap Provides:

Sodium 30mg
Bio-Enhanced Stabilized Na-RALA sodium R-lipoate 300mg
(providing 240mg of R-Lipoic acid) 

Other ingredients: Rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), L-Leucine.

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The Life Extension Foundation is the world’s largest membership organization dedicated to investigating every method of extending the healthy human life span and funding anti-aging research. Based on current scientific research, Life Extension is continually formulating and upgrading its science-based multivitamin, vitamin, and nutritional supplement formulas to include the latest novel ingredients that are years ahead of mainstream offerings.

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I have suffered from severe nerve pain in my left leg due to an injury for the past six years.
Taking R-Alpha Loic acid, has helped to reduce the burning and numbness in my leg significantly.

With ALA, Biotin depletion Review by
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Remember ALA depletes Biotin stores in the body. I made mistake of not supplementing with x-tra biotin and my beautiful hair turned to straw and fell out. Many companies incl. biotin in their ALA products so this doesn't happen. And many do not. If you take a brand that has no biotin, must supplement or say goodbye to your hair.

I have been using ALA for more than... Review by
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I have been using ALA for more than one year. I started using Life Extension Super R-Lipoic Acid about 6 months ago and found it more effective. I am taking 600mg a day. My HBA1c dropped by about 1% within last 3 months. Also numbness on the legs eased substantially. Thanks to HEALTHPOST & Life Extension.

R-Lipoic Acid is the most natural f... Review by
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R-Lipoic Acid is the most natural form of ALA whereas and better absorbed. Life Extensiion do make excellent products, and whilst expensive, worth the extra cost.

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