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Alpha Lipoic Acid an Excellent Antioxidant

Alpha lipoic acid also known as A.L.A. Is a fatty acid found naturally inside every cell in the human body. It is used by the body to produce the energy to carry out its functions.
Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose (blood sugar) into energy. It is considered an excellent antioxidant, a substance that neutralizes potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals. The function of alpha lipoic acid is unique because it works in water as well as in fat unlike the more common antioxidants loke vitamins C and D. It also appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up. Glutathione is also an important antioxidant that helps the body eliminate potentially harmful substances. Alpha lipoic acid increases the formation of glutathione.
Alpha lipoic acid is also good to relieve Peripheral Neuropathy caused by injury and it is also good to improve the brain funtions since it has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier preventing free radical damage.