Description Usage Supplement Facts Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant used in Europe to promote liver and nerve health, and confer protective benefits against oxidative processes. It has been called the “universal” antioxidant because it boosts glutathione levels in cells already within a normal range and has potent antioxidant actions. Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms (isomers) that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The “S” form is produced from chemical manufacture and is not very biologically active. The human body normally produces and uses the “R” form of lipoic acid. This active form, R-lipoic acid, significantly supports healthy inflammatory response, is a potent free-radical scavenger and has been shown to be more potent than the combined “R” and “S” forms that comprise most alpha-lipoic acid supplements WHY DO YOU NEED R-ALPHA LIPOIC ACID? It is a powerful antioxidant It promotes and maintains cellular energy production It recycles other vital antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E It promotes healthy insulin sensitivity It promotes and maintains cellular energy production in nerve cells. WHY CHOOSE LYPO-SPHERIC® R-ALPHA LIPOIC ACID? LivOn Labs' powerful Lypo-Spheric® Alpha Lipoic Acid is the most advanced liposomal supplement on the market. If you're serious about your health, you want to choose Lypo-Spheric® nutrients. Liposomal R-ALA is the first choice of people who really understand bioavailability and the importance of high-dose Alpha Lipoic Acid. All other forms of Alpha Lipoic Acid rapidly crash into an absorption barrier that vastly limits the level of Alpha Lipoic Acid that can enter the bloodstream...that means the ALA that doesn't get absorbed, gets flushed. (Important note: all the Alpha Lipoic Acid in your food is just as restricted by this absorption barrier.) *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. SUPPLEMENT USAGE As a dietary supplement, take one packet 1-2 times per day. For best results snip or tear the notched end off the packet, squeeze into one or more ounces of your favorite cool beverage, drink on an empty stomach, and wait at least 15 minutes before eating. We do not recommend mixing the product with a hot beverage or with any high-speed blenders or food processors. The dietary supplement will NOT dissolve in liquid and has no artificial colors or flavors. Storage Instructions: Refrigeration is recommended for maximum effectiveness. Do not freeze or place in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. The stability of the Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA deteriorates rapidly once an individual packet is opened. We do not recommend storing partially used packets of the Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA for later use. Special Notes: R-ALA is a powerful antioxidant that may cause the body to detoxify too quickly. If you experience gastric upset, muscle aches or flu-like symptoms, drink plenty of water to help the body flush out the toxin overload. Consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product if you are taking glucose lowering medication, or receiving treatment for under-active or over-active thyroid. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 packed (5.7 ml)Servings per container: 30 Ingredients Amount %DV Calories 15 † Total Fat 1.5g † Total Carbohydrate <1g † Sodium (as R-Lipoic Acid Sodium Salt) 40 mg † R-Alpha Lipoid Acid (from R-Lipoic Acid Sodium Salt) 226 mg † Essential Phospholipids (from soy lecithin) Phosphatidylcholine (PC) 1,000 mg500 †† * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: Deionized water, Alcohol (preservative), Natural flavors, Xanthin gum, Citric acid. Contains Phospholipids derived from soy.