R-Lipoic acid is highly unstable and difficult to absorb unless it has been specially processed. GeroNova developed and was first to offer a variety of improved “2nd-Generation” R-Lipoic acid containing products. The stand-alone or combination products selected depend on personal preferences and self-experimentation:
GeroNova’s water-soluble Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic acid products – taken in powdered capsules or in liquid form are fast acting and have quick absorption. GeroNova scientists and medical advisers currently believe the optimal use is from 100 mg up to 600 mg/day due to differences in the pharmacokinetics (For references and technical details, please see the Research Page.)
The benefit of water-soluble salts and liquid absorption is that they reach high blood levels and are taken up into the tissues quickly.
R-Lipoic acid in the form of the sodium salt (Na-RALA) contains 10% sodium and is formulated using a proprietary stabilization process in order to insure maximum shelf stability and absorption. The primary benefit of the completely water-soluble salt is that high blood and tissue levels can be achieved rapidly. Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic Acid may deliver all the benefits of lipoic acid; antioxidant protection and efficient energy production and may result in an increased sense of well-being and improved health-span for regular consumers.*
Liquid R-Lipoic acid is pre-dissolved in water. Two dropper squeezes contain approximately 100 mg RLA but displays higher blood and tissue levels than 100 mg administered as RLA powder. Liquid R-Lipoic acid is rapidly absorbed, fast acting and suitable for children who can take single drops added to water. It is also is favored by consumers preferring dietary supplements in liquid form.
Research indicates that the combination of R-Lipoic acid and carnitine may be more beneficial than either product taken alone.
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