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Posted by: Karine | 2007/12/02

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Dr Perricone has Alpha Lipoic Acid tablets, I would like to know if there would be any benefits to taking one daily and if so what would the benefits be.

Thank you

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Hi Karine, thank you for the question.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been shown to be a very powerfull anti-oxidant, which will ultimately give benefits to the skin and the rest of the body.
It has been shown to have the following effects:
Prevent Vitamin C and Vitamin E deficiency.
Increased cellular uptake of glucose.
In basic terms, ALA will help prevent oxidative damage to our cells, one of the contributing factors/ reasons, for the ageing process.

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