Lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that can bind free radicals in the body and protect it from mercury salts and other heavy metals.
By the nature of the biochemical action, lipoic acid is similar to B vitamins - it has a beneficial effect on the excretion of heavy metal salts from the body, effectively supports the functioning of the liver, and helps restore the nervous system and immunity. Lipoic acid retains other antioxidants in the body - such as vitamins C, E, as well as glutathione - and enhances their effectiveness. It dissolves in both fat and water, accompanying enzymatic reactions in mitochondria, helps to make the process of obtaining energy by the cells as efficient as possible.
Lipoic acid is able to relieve chronic fatigue, increase activity, so its intake is recommended for those who lead an active lifestyle and play sports.
It has been proven that lipoic acid can even slow down the aging process. Therefore, doctors recommend using it as a means to prolong youth.
With the participation of lipoic acid, energy metabolism in cells is normalized. The insulin-like properties of the acid promote glucose uptake by the muscles. For proper thyroid function, the content of lipoic acid in the body is very important. It is used for certain liver diseases, atherosclerosis and other complex diseases, for various intoxications, including alcohol.
Lipoic acid is recommended for:
obesity, chronic fatigue, impaired vision, pathology of the cardiovascular system, atherosclerosis, alcoholism, macular degeneration of the retina, Alzheimer's disease.