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Alpha Lipoic Acid

It is both water and fat soluble, which means it can protect all areas of the body. This makes it one of the most important antioxidants in the fight against free radical damage. Alpha lipoic acid also helps reduce cross-linking, a type of damage to enzymes caused by sugar, which results in accelerated aging. Alpha lipoic acid helps to reduce high blood sugar levels and prevent insulin resistance, thereby also boosting energy levels. It is also excellent for improving skin condition. SOLAL’s Alpha Lipoic Acid contains an effective 3:1 ratio of active R isomer to inactive S isomer unlike most other products which have a 1:1 ratio. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) exists in three forms. The S-ALA form is not only inactive, but can also neutralise some of the beneficial effects of the other two forms: R and R-dihydro ALA. This is the only ALA product in South Africa that contains the R-dihydro form and is also the only product that contains no S-ALA. R and R-dihydro ALA are the forms that are immediately available to the cells of the body. 150mg of this ALA provides greater biological activity than a 300mg capsule of regular ALA.


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SOLAL® Alpha Lipoic Acid promotes healthy glucose metabolism and provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains the following active ingredient:

Alpha lipoic acid 250mg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell. microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Alpha lipoic acid has been shown to regenerate endogenous antioxidants, repair oxidative damage, and scavenge reactive oxidative species. Research indicates that alpha lipoic acid improved steady state plasma insulin, glucose infusion rate, and insulin sensitivity index.

Dosage Directions

Take 1 capsule twice daily or as recommended by your healthcare provider.

Can be taken with or without food.

Product Warnings

Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. Do not use continually for more than 3 months without consulting your healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Health supplements are intended only to complement health or supplement the diet.

Side effects

There are no known side effects.


There are no known contraindications.


There are no known interactions.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Safety during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding has not been established.

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