Alpha-Lipoic acid (also known as thioctic acid) is a vitamin-like substance which plays an important role in the body's energy supply processes. Alpha-lipoic acid is mainly obtained from the diet, although small amounts are also manufactured within the body.
What does Bio-Lipoic Acid do? Alpha-lipoic acid acts in conjunction with the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid to convert sugars and fat into energy within the body.
About Pharma Nord Bio-Lipoic Acid Each tablet of Pharma-Nord Bio-Lipoic acid contains 50mg of alpha-lipoic acid. Bio-Lipoic acid is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control. The preparation is blister packed for maximum bio-availability. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Are there any adverse effects from taking Bio-Lipoic Acid? Alpha-lipoic acid is generally well tolerated, although individuals may rarely suffer from gastrointestinal disturbance or a skin rash. Alpha-lipoic acid is very safe, with no reports of significant adverse effects. The toxicity of alpha-lipoic acid is very low, with an LD50 in rats of 500mg/Kg bodyweight. Patients with diabetes taking alphalipoic acid may require modification of their insulin medication.
How much should you take? Pharma Nord recommends 1-4 tablets per day or as directed by a physician.
There is no UK Recommended Daily Allowance for alpha-lipoic acid. The generally recommended intake for alphalipoic acid is 50 to 200mg/day.
PHARMA NORD BIO-LIPOIC ACID - 90 tablets
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