Nature’s Harmony® Super Once A Day Alpha Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant that has multiple benefits for age-related health concerns. Primarily, Alpha Lipoic Acid, or ALA, is used to help control blood sugar levels and conditions caused by diabetes, such as nerve or eye damage.
First discovered in 1950, ALA is crucial for the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)--the energy molecules used by the body. ALA is known as the universal antioxidant because it is both water and fat soluble and, as such, helps to protect the body from oxidative damage. ALA works together with other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, maximizing their potential benefits. ALA is most recommended for normalizing blood sugar and protecting against a destructive process called glycation, which is a marker for disease.