What Is HS Labs R-ALA?
HS Labs R-ALA (alpha lipoic acid) is a potent single-ingredient formula featuring the most beneficial form of alpha lipoic acid. R-ALA helps the body remove sugar from the bloodstream and has an impressive ability to aid in the delivery of a wide variety of other nutrients, including creatine.
ALA is a nutrient present in every cell of the body, essential to chemical reactions that allow the body to produce energy. The body produces very little ALA, and it is difficult to obtain sufficient quantities through diet alone.
Many people using R-ALA report higher energy levels for sustained periods of time and more stable blood sugar levels.
Benefits of R-ALA
The R (+) isomer (form) of ALA is considered the more biologically active form. Commercially available ALA products on the market today tend to be cheaper and consist almost entirely of the S (-) isomer of alpha lipoic acid. These inferior products have significantly weaker nutrient delivery and antioxidant properties. If a label does not specify R-ALA, it isn’t the R (+) isomer.
This is why we created HS Labs R-ALA – a pure biologically active R (+) isomer of ALA. Unlike S-ALA, HS Labs R-ALA is bioavailable and more stable in the body.
Research and clinical evidence suggests that R-ALA in HS Labs R-ALA may:1,2
- Increase levels of glutathione, a major endogenous antioxidant
- Inactivate cell damaging free-radicals
- Increase nutrient delivery
- Optimize insulin sensitivity
- Improve energy levels for sustained periods of time
- Promote cardiovascular health by protecting against free radical damage
What Makes HS Labs R-ALA the Best?
HS Labs R-ALA contains a full 100 mg per single serving (1 capsule) of pure biologically active R (+) Isomer, the mitochondrial form found naturally in the human body.
Due to the nutrient delivery properties in HS Labs pure R-ALA formula, we recommend taking R-ALA with meals, and or supplements that require effective nutrient delivery into muscle cells. We suggest taking it with HS Labs Creatine Powder or HS Labs Tricreatine Malate Powder for synergistic benefits.
- Saengsirisuwan, V., Perez, F. R., Kinnick, T. R., & Henriksen, E. J. (2002). Effects of exercise training and antioxidant R-ALA on glucose transport in insulin-sensitive rat skeletal muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology, 92(1), 50-58.
- Ghibu, S., Richard, C., Vergely, C., Zeller, M., Cottin, Y., & Rochette, L. (2009). Antioxidant properties of an endogenous thiol: alpha-lipoic acid, useful in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology, 54(5), 391-398.