Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Form: Acid
Food source: Broccoli, spinach, beets, carrots, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts. Also in red meat. 

Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

  • Blood sugar management
  • Neurological health
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Weight management

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Alpha Lipoic Acid is a compound that is found in all of our cells that plays an important role in managing blood sugar levels, providing us with energy, and as an antioxidant. Our bodies do produce Alpha Lipoic Acid naturally, although not very much, and you can get it through your diet by incorporating more broccoli, Brussels sprouts and beets into your meals. 

A well-studied effect of Alpha Lipoic Acid on the body is its role in lowering blood sugar levels. Additionally, it helps support general cardiovascular health. Alpha Lipoic Acid helps remove the accumulated fat in muscle cells that can make insulin less effective. Insulin is the hormone that regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, so by making Insulin more effective, Alpha Lipoic Acid can lower the levels of sugar in the blood. Learn about the ‘Symptoms of high and low blood sugar’.

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