Alpha Lipoic Acid supports the energy-production of the mitochondria in every cell. It helps fight multiple forms of free radicals and is considered an essential nutritional element for healthy eyes. It acts like an antioxidant. It has been the subject of many studies and benefits are indicated for
migraines, inflammation and many other conditions.
Alpha-R is the most readily absorbable form.
Foods: Spinach, broccoli, yeast (especially Brewer's yeast), and beef and some organ meats.
Daily Need: 300 mg per day or 150 mg per day of Alpha-R Lipoic Acid, or more as prescribed by your health care professional.
CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound that functions like an antioxidant. It exists primarily in cell mitochondria that produce energy. It helps cells metabolize consumed food, enhances blood circulation and improves heart functioning.
Foods: Animal muscle tissues and in vegetables, spinach and broccoli especially, but it is
destroyed in the cooking process.
Daily Need: 30mg-200mg/daily, or as prescribed by your medical care provider. Alpha Lipoic Acid and l-carnitine are co-factors in helping the body utilize CoQ10.
This onion cousin has (in vitro) anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral qualities. Research has found that it is helpful for many conditions in addition to vision. It thins the blood and reduces blood clots in the tiny capillaries of the retina and elsewhere in the body, helps lowers cholesterol and is a natural antibiotic. It contains methionine, cysteine, and glutathione.
Foods: Fresh garlic cloves
Daily Need: 1000mg of garlic powder, 20mg of garlic oil, 3 cloves/day. Research demonstrates that enteric coated garlic tablets are more effective than garlic oil or aged garlic extracts.
1. (a) ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00765310 Lipoic Acid and Prevention of Heart Disease;
(b) ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00764270 The Role of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid in the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease.