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R-Lipoic Acid plus R-DihydroLipoic Acid
Naturally produced by the human body, Lipoic Acid is a vitamin-like substance that has powerful antioxidant properties and participates in energy production.* Learn why lipoic acid beats all other antioxidants.
Just remember: Not all Lipoic Acid products are created equal! GeroNova’s R-PLUS® is different in three important ways: 1. It features only natural forms of Lipoic Acid (as R-Lipoic Acid and its reduced form, R-Dihydrolipoic Acid), 2. It is formulated for maximum stability, and 3. It is absorbed better than unstabilized R Lipoic Acid.
The majority of Lipoic Acid products feature Alpha Lipoic Acid, which is typically a 50/50 blend of natural (R-Lipoic) and unnatural (S-Lipoic) Lipoic Acid.
The Redox Pair
Redox stands for reduction-oxidation. When a molecule loses an electron, it becomes oxidized. When a molecule gains an electron, it becomes reduced.
R-Lipoic Acid and R-Dihydrolipoic Acid are the naturally occurring isomers of Lipoic Acid. R-Lipoic Acid is the oxidized form and R-DHLA is the reduced form. The two forms work closely together in the body, swapping electrons with each other as needed to fight free radicals and generate energy.
The redox pair of RLA/R-DHLA may provide more antioxidant protection than either ingredient alone.
This poses two problems. First, the human body has difficulty absorbing the unnatural version. And second, it may actually inhibit the most essential properties of natural Lipoic Acid.
R Lipoic Acid is the natural form of Lipoic Acid — the exact kind the body makes and requires.
GeroNova’s R-PLUS® softgels feature only natural Lipoic Acid, as R-Lipoic Acid and its reduced form, R Dihydrolipoic Acid (R-DHLA or DHLA)
Unless it has been specially processed, R Lipoic Acid is extremely unstable. In fact, if you take unstabilized RLA, research indicates you will only absorb a very small percentage of it. Unstabilized R-Lipoic Acid may be less expensive, but it won't save you any money if you can't absorb it!
Stability (and solubility) are directly related to bioavailability. Therefore, stabilized R-Lipoic Acid is absorbed better than unstabilized RLA. Pharmacokinetic data show that people who take R-Lipoic Acid in combination with R DHLA achieve higher blood levels of R-Lipoic Acid than those who take R-Lipoic Acid alone.
Ingredients and Suggested Use
1 Softgel Contains: R-lipoic acid 75 mg, R-dihydrolipoic acid 75 mg.
Other Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Refined (Oryza Sativa) Non-GMO, Gelatin (Bovine), Glycerin, Purified Water, Caramel.
Suggested Use: Take 1 or more softgels per day with meals or as directed by your health care provider.
60 or 120 softgels
Storage: To preserve freshness of the gelatin shell, keep refrigerated.