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Alpha Lipoic AcidAlpha-Lipoeic Acid

This anti-oxidant fights the signs of aging that come from being exposed to the sun's UV rays. It encourages new cell growth and is beneficial against free-radicals. Some ot it's noted uses are:

  • A potent and versatile antioxidant.
  • It inhibits cross-linking, the  formation of chemical bridges between proteins or other large molecules. Cross-linking contributed to the aging process by causing hardening of arteries, wrinkling of the skin and stiffening of joints.
  • It has moderate anti-inflammatory effect.

Alpha-Lipoic acid was first discovered and known to be important to the body when it was noted that it prevented Vitamin C and Vitamin E deficiencies. It can also help to maintain the youthfulness of the cells by eliminating dangerous chemicals that result as a by-product of energy production.

Natural Occurences of Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Alpha-Lipoic Acid naturally occurs in: kidney, heart and liver meats as well as spinach, broccoli and potatoes.

ZENMED's uses this ingredient in our Skin Support Supplement, a great solution to be used for daily skin care conditioning.

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