Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is often referred to as the “Universal Antioxidant”. It may very well join the ranks of Vitamin C and E as part of a first-line of defense against free radicals and prematurely aging skin.
In contrast to Vitamin E (which is fat soluble) and Vitamin C (which is water soluble), Alpha Lipoic Acid penetrates both the fatty and watery tissues of cells, neutralizing free radicals and providing both intracellular and extracellular protection. In addition to its antioxidant properties, ALA restores oxidized forms of Vitamins C, Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 to their active states.
By controlling free radical damage Alpha Lipoic Acid suppresses production of inflammation causing molecules making it a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient. ALA’s anti-inflammatory action prevents the cross linking of collagen fibers thereby fighting the formation of wrinkles and slowing the appearance of premature aging.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is used in skin care products formulated to neutralize free radicals, to reduce inflammation and to fight the appearance fine lines and aging.
Essential Wholesale & Labs offers both pure Alpha Lipoic Acid Powder and Alpha lipoic Acid in an organic alcohol suspension.