ALPHA LIPOIC ACID
Anti-oxidant, reduce blood sugar levels, may reduce nerve pain, improves skin health, and serves as a chelating agent
Lipoic acid is found in the body and also synthesized by plants and animals. It’s present in every cell inside the body and helps turn glucose into “fuel” for the body to run off of. Is it “essential” that you consume a certain dosage of alpha lipoic acid every day? Not exactly.
Even though we can make some of it on our own without supplements or outside food sources (which is why it’s not considered an “essential nutrient”), eating an antioxidant-packed diet plus potentially using ALA supplements can increase the amount circulating in the body, with studies show has far-reaching benefits