Alpha-lipoic acid is both water- and fat-soluble, which allows it to work in every cell or tissue in the body, work as an antioxidant, provides protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury and the antioxidant effects might also be helpful in liver diseases (including hepatitis). It is use to prevent diabetic polyneuropathies, and help to destroy free radicals, has been described as a potent biological antioxidant, a detoxification agent, it has been used to improve age-associated cardiovascular, cognitive, neuromuscular deficits and to reduce inflammation.
Lipoic acid: energy metabolism and redox regulation of transcription and cell signaling Lester Packer, Enrique Cadenas. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2011 Jan; 48(1): 26–32. Alpha-lipoic acid as a dietary supplement: Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential Kate Petersen Shay, Régis F. Moreau, Eric J. Smith, Anthony R. Smith, Tory M. Hagen. Biochim Biophys Acta.
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