Friday, August 08, 2008

Another Intriguing Lipoic Acid Study. Calorie Restriction Benefits Extension?

Very interesting information on Alpha Lipoic Acid from a UK researcher in this story:

"A pill has been shown to stop the natural tendency to pile the pounds back on after a diet.

Researchers found alpha-lipoic acid, a dietary supplement widely sold in health food shops, also had an anti-ageing effect.

When taken with a normal diet it has no obvious benefit. But scientists say it can 'lock in' the benefits of a six-month weight loss programme if it is taken afterwards."

Relentless Improvement offers a wide selection of pharmaceutical quality fully stabilized lipoic acids, in the form of highly bio-available r-lipoic acid (the enantiomer of alpha-lipoic acid natural to humans. Alpha lipoic is a racemic molecule and only 50% is a match to the human body's receptors).

More of the article: "Dr Goyns, director of Immorgene Concepts, a scientific research firm in Stockton-on-Tees, near Middlesbrough, said: 'It seems that alphalipoic-acid fools the body into behaving as if it was still on whatever diet it was following before the supplement was added. We found there was an antiobesity effect."

Lipoic acid is no magic bullet, let's be clear. But, it offers more promise than just about any other material out there today. here is a link to our full line up of lipoic acid products.

Happy Friday!
Pete Hitesman
Relentless Improvement