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Dobs_88
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May-19-08, 05:27 PM (PST)
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"Lipoic Acid"
 
   Hi

I have come across mentions on this site of:

Alpha Lipoic Acid
R+ Lipoic Acid
R- Lipoic Acid

Are they all the same thing?

Thanks

Dobs


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Sandra
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May-19-08, 07:44 PM (PST)
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1. "RE: Lipoic Acid"
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No, they are not the same.

Here is a good explanation:
"R(+)-Lipoic acid is the natural form of this vital antioxidant. It is the sole form produced in the body for use in the mitochondria. Conventional “lipoic acid” or “alpha lipoic acid” supplements are only 50% R(+)-lipoic acid; the other half of such supplements is the artificial S(-)-enantiomer. Research demonstrates that R(+)-lipoic acid is more potent that the S(-)-form, and that in some cases the S(-)-form interferes with R(+)-lipoic acid’s actions in the body."


More details here - worth reading!
http://www.aor.ca/int/related_research/r+-lipoic_acid.php


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