GeroNova is at the cutting edge of R-Lipoic Acid research and development and is the leading manufacturer of lipoic acid finished products. Let us be your trusted source for the highest quality, most highly absorbed Lipoic Acid material available. Read our research studies, learn more about our team, and get to know why so many formulators choose us as their supplier of premium R Lipoic Acid raw material.
Before you formulate your next dietary supplement or nutraceutical with Alpha-Lipoic Acid, consider using Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic Acid from GeroNova, the premium R-Lipoic Acid raw materials supplier, instead. Our proprietary bulk R Lipoic Acid products deliver superior absorption — and therefore greater nutritional and therapeutic effects — than Alpha-Lipoic Acid (or other forms of RLA) for one simple reason:
While it may come as a surprise, most commercial Alpha-Lipoic Acid bulk material available today is (R/S) or (+/-) Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), meaning it contains a 50/50 mixture of natural (R-Lipoic) and unnatural (S-Lipoic) Lipoic Acid. The S-Lipoic Acid form, which is not found anywhere in nature, is a byproduct of chemical synthesis. Research indicates that not only does the human body have difficulty absorbing this unnatural version, it may actually inhibit the most essential properties of the R-Lipoic Acid form!
The “R” form (R Lipoic) is considered the “eutomer” (the biologically superior form) of Alpha Lipoic Acid, since it is identical to that produced by the body. Research indicates R-Lipoic Acid is responsible for most of the beneficial effects attributed to ALA.
While R Lipoic Acid is the obvious choice over Alpha Lipoic Acid, pure R-Lipoic Acid in its “free-acid” form has two major drawbacks: stability and bio-availability. Without special processing, R-Lipoic Acid is highly unstable and difficult to absorb. In fact, pharmacokinetic data reveal that while Alpha Lipoic Acid has a very low absorption rate, unstabilized R-Lipoic Acid is absorbed even worse! See the pharmacokinetic data.
A pioneer in the field of Lipoic Acid research and product development, GeroNova, “the Lipoic Acid Company,” has solved the problem of R-Lipoic Acid absorption by being the world’s first and largest purveyor of commercially produced stabilized R-Lipoic Acid materials.
Scientific research has shown that GeroNova’s Bio-Enhanced® NaRALA bulk powder is the most bio-available oral form of Lipoic Acid on the market. A preliminary human trial found that people who took GeroNova’s Bio-Enhanced® Na RALA (NaRLA) achieved blood concentrations of Lipoic Acid a full 40 times higher than those who took unstabilized RLA.
R Lipoic Acid products supplied by GeroNova are the result of years of research process chemistry and formulation technologies. Our unique processes, exclusive raw materials and commitment to quality have set the industry standard for excellence in R-Lipoic Acid products within the nutraceuticals industry.