Premium Powders Na-R-ALA (Sodium R-Alpha Lipoic Acid) 200mg Capsules 90ct. Na-R-ALA is the sodium salt of R-ALA. It has a higher solubility, improved stability, and higher bioavailability than just R-ALA. ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is a mitochondrial fatty acid that is highly involved in energy metabolism. It is also a powerful antioxidant, which attacks and neutralizes free radicals; free radicals damage cells, organs, and tissues. By attacking these free radicals, ALA helps protect cells, organs, and tissues throughout the body. Neutralizing free radicals also helps to shorten recovery time from intense training. Other antioxidants will only work in water or fatty tissues, but ALA works in both. Therefore it can be used throughout the body, making it the powerhouse of all antioxidants. The body can synthesize ALA, or it can be consumed through meats or some fruits and veggies, but in very small quantities. Supplementation is the best way to truly obtain the antioxidant levels needed to combat the damage of free radicals.
ALA can mimic insulin, which may lead to increased uptake of glycogen by your muscles. This will help your body build muscle and increase muscle cell volume. Increased glycogen will also help your muscles pull in more creatine, carbs, and other helpful nutrients which increase muscle size, strength, and stamina.
Recent studies have shown ALA to increase muscle Creatine content, improve skin quality, and increase blood flow.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “Preliminary studies suggest ALA may help treat glaucoma, but there is not enough evidence to say for sure.”
ALA can cross the blood-brain barrier and pass easily into the brain. It is thought to protect the brain and nerve tissue by preventing free radical damage.
What kind of results can I expect from supplementing with Na-R-ALA?
May Increase Muscle Mass
May Promote Healthy Blood Sugar
May Increase Stamina and Energy
May Decrease Recovery Times
May Be a Powerful Antioxidant
May Promote Healthy Blood Glucose Levels
May Promote Fat Loss
May Protect the Liver
Who Should Supplement with Na-R-ALA?
Athletes or body builders looking for supplements that will give a boost to energy levels, or who want more pump or increased muscle mass will immediately see the benefits of supplementing with Na-R-ALA.
People with high blood sugar levels may also be interested in supplementing with Na-R-ALA.
People with degenerative diseases may benefit from supplementation with Na-R-ALA but should consult a physician before taking as it may interfere with other medications.
What dosage should I take?
Take one serving (1 capsule) twice daily, or as recommended by your physician.
What side effects can I expect?
Side effects are generally rare but may include rash. People with Thiamine deficiency should take a Thiamine supplement.
People with diabetes should be careful to check blood sugar levels as ALA may lower blood sugar. Consult a physician before taking as Na-R-ALA may interfere with other medications.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product is intended for adults only. Not for use for anyone under 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing women. If you have had a medical condition or are currently using prescription drugs consult your physician before using this product. Avoid this product if you have any previous history of medical dysfunction or disease including but not limited to kidney disease. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.
As with any dietary supplement, we recommend that you consult a physician before use.
“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ALWAYS consult your physician before taking supplements.”