If you have a minute, I’ll explain why THIS is the Lipoic Acid you want…
October 23, 2010
By Steve Gibson “eBook Lover”
If you are into Lipoic Acid, THIS IS THE FORMULATION you want. (And I sure think you’re right to be into it!)
First: My “motivation” for taking the time to write this review — to head-off the snarky folks who want to believe that people always have ulterior motives — look me up on Google or Wikipedia or follow my review links and you’ll find that I’m just a techie computer nerd with an interest in health, fitness and longevity who likes to get to the bottom of things. I’m writing this for one reason only: I have done the (extensive) research, and this is *the* BEST form of Lipoic Acid available. I want it to continue being available so that *I* can order and take it … and so that you can too.
The key term is “BioEnhanced” (which is itself, of course, a nonsense marketing phrase) but the key is that it is the trademark of GeroNova Research of Carson City, Nevada. And THEY are a small group of scientists who are totally into lipoic acid and have figured out how to make the best stuff possible. GeroNova produces the raw material which Doctor’s Best, of San Clemente, California, then encapsulates, packages, and retails it so that we can purchase it here.
(Note that most of the Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) on the market is made in China. Enough said.)
There are essentially four types of Lipoic Acid on the market today:
Regular ALA (racemic-ALA) – Molecules that are non-symmetrical can also be made in a mirror image of themselves. In the case of lipoic acid, the two mirror images are labeled R- and S-. Our bodies only synthesize and use the R- version, but when big vats of ALA are stirred up synthetically both the R- and S- versions are produced in about equal measure. The trouble with the S- version is that (1) our bodies don’t use it at all, (2) it may actually compete with the good R- version for intestinal uptake thus reducing the amount of the good R- version we get and (3) we pay for its presence since a 600mg capsule of regular ALA will consist of only 300mg of useful R-ALA and another 300mg of useless S-ALA.