Alpha-Lipoic Acid

ALA is a antioxidant that has been proven to regenerate vitamin c and vitamin E,it helpsĀ  restore levels of intracellular glutathione that helps you body express its full genetic potential. The dosage that we are looking for is 300 to 900 mg per day. While you can get trace amounts from broccoli and spinach as well as organ meats the amounts that you need to eat to get an adequate dose are simply astronomical. (ie 10 tons of liver for 30 milligrams of lipoic acid.) It also leads to increase uptake of calories and supplements into the muscles, this leads to faster strength gains and decrease amounts deposited a fat. It recruits GLUT-4 glucose transporters to the muscular cell membrane. This both mimics insulin and increased insulin sensitivity. This can be used to help treat type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It has also been demonstrated to inhibit triglyceride and fat storage. ALA helps you store the carbohydrates you eat in muscle or in your liver as opposed to in fat.