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Alpha Lipoic Acid
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Alpha Lipoic Acid

  • Protects the body against cell damage in conditions of oxidative stress.
  • Boosts Glutathione- increases the body's production of glutathione, which helps dissolve toxic substances in the liver
  • Supports normal liver enzyme levels
  • Promotes normal glucose metabolism
  • Suggested use with Artichoke and Milk Thistle for hepatic support

60 Capsules Per Bottle
Product Code: AN181
Price: $40.00
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Alpha Lipoic (ALA) is a fatty acid that acts as a powerful water and fat soluble antioxidant found in the body trace amounts. ALA increases the body's production of glutathione, the body's most important endogenous antioxidant. ALA is known for its ability to help neutralize cell damaging free radicals and helps dissolve toxic substances in the liver1. Imbalance of the glutathione redox cycle contributes to cataractogenesis and ALA has been shown to recycle glutathione levels protecting the lens from oxidative stress that causes cataracts2. This universal antioxidant promotes normal insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, though actual levels of insulin and glucose may not change3.

Baseline Dosages:

Less than 5 Contact Us for Dosage Guidelines
5-25 1/2 Capsule Daily
26-50 1 Capsule Daily
51-100 2 Capsules Daily
101-200 lbs 3 Capsules Daily
201+ Contact Us for Dosage Guidelines

Note: It is not safe in cats at a dose higher than 30 mg/day.

*If you animal has any known allergies to pollen, grass or plants, please contact Animal Necessity for dosing and information.


  1. Mandelker L, Wynn S. Cellular effects of common nutraceuticals and natural food substances. Vet Clin Small Anim 2004;34:339-353.
  2. Maitra I. Servinova E, Trischler H, et al. Alpha-lipoic acid prevents buthionine sulfoximine-induced cataract formation in newborn rats. Free Radic Biol Med 1995; 18: 823-829.
  3. Jacob S, Henriksen E. J., Schiemann A.L., et al. Enhancement of glucose disposal in patients with type 2 diabetes by alpha-lipoic acid. Arzneimettelforschung 1995; 45: 872-874.
Serving Size: 1
Servings Per Bottle: 60
Capsules Per Bottle: 60
Ingredient Amount Per Serving
Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg