Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid)
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant made in small quantities by the liver. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E and Alpha Lipoic Acid, act as scavengers seeking out and rendering ineffective unstable molecules (free radicals) that can cause cellular damage that may result in disease. Free Radicals are present in our bodies and are produced by environmental factors such as UV light, herbicides, and smoking. Preventing free radical damage is believed to be the key to overall health, including anti-aging. When applied to the skin’s surface, Alpha Lipoic Acid penetrates to work alongside vitamins C and E as antioxidants, optimizing skin health at the cellular level. Alpha Lipoic Acid recycles vitamin C, giving it a longer life as a free radical scavenger.