Health Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

Typically, people must consume fresh fruits and vegetables to get the antioxidants their bodies need to prevent compounds from breaking down into harmful substances. Grapes, eggplants, cabbage and other purples are all very high in antioxidants, but for some people these amounts just won’t do the trick, or they fail to intake specific antioxidants they need. For the majority of people, an antioxidant supplement would come highly recommended, since most folks don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. Alpha Lipoic Acid is one such compound which happens to be full of health benefits as well.

First of all, for people looking to get a good dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid, foods such as potatoes, broccoli and liver are all high in the substance. It helps the consumer by preventing certain types of cell damage or erosion over time, which in turn improves the longevity of those cells. In addition, it also increases levels of Vitamin C and E in the body, which suggests it aids in the absorption of these vitamins through the food and drink you normally ingest. These are not the only benefits of this amazing antioxidant however.

For diabetics, either Type 1 or Type 2, there is some relief from symptoms to be found in Alphi Lipoic Acid. In fact, it has been approve for the treatment of burning, pain and numbness in extremities which are caused by diabetes. Even people suffering from lesser illnesses can reap benefits from this vitamin like substance. It is used to help prevent diseases of the heart and liver, as well as a treatment for Lyme disease. It has even been applied as a treatment for various disorders of the eye, such as cataracts and glaucoma. It really is a miraculous compound.

Besides those health benefits, this acid has another good part to it. It is known for helping to break down carbohydrates, which are the body’s main source of immediate energy throughout the day. If you can break them down more easily, you can get more energy from the food you eat, because less of it gets wasted during digestion. This acid has so many benefits it is a wonder it isn’t included in more multivitamins already. You probably won’t find it in whatever supplements you’re already taking, so you’ll need to go looking specifically for this product if you want it.

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.

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