What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a sulfur-containing substance that is
readily converted to and from its reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid.
Alpha-lipoic acid acts as a coenzyme in reactions that occur in
the Krebs cycle.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant able to deactivate both
fat- and water-soluble free radicals and protect both lipoproteins
and membranes. Alpha Lipoic Acid is indicated by the German E Commission
for adult onset diabetes.
Your body does in fact manufacture Alpha Lipoic Acid, but supplementing
it may provide benefits beyond its involvement in carbohydrate metabolism.