Lipoic acid is the organic compound, one enantiomer of which is an essential cofactor for many enzyme complexes. The molecule consists of a carboxylic acid and a cyclic disulfide. Only the R-enantiomer is biologically significant. It is essential for aerobic life and a common dietary supplement. Dihydrolipoic acid is the reduced form of lipoic acid although it is sometimes also called "lipoic acid." "Lipoate" is the conjugate base of lipoic acid, and this form is mainly present at physiological conditions. One of the most visible roles of lipoic acid is as a cofactor in aerobic metabolism, specifically the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. Lipoate participates in transfer of acyl or methylamine groups in 2-oxoacid dehydrogenase (2-OADH) and glycine cleavage complexes (GCV), respectively
60 capsules (100 mg)
Alpha Lipoic Acid
1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily with meals
Rice powder, silica, magnesium stearate and gelatin capsule.