Stress and aging unfortunately speeds the process of cellular oxidation.  Eating right and exercising are a definite help in preventing cellular damage, but sometimes we need help.   Thanks to a Tomoson and LivOn Lands I got to try an antioxidant supplement like none I’ve ever tried before.

From the company:
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is one of the strongest antioxidants that can be found in nearly every tissue in a healthy body. A small amount of ALA is made naturally in the body, but the rest of what you need must come from eating red meat, organ meats, and brewer’s yeast or from dietary supplements.
Since the amount of ALA available in dietary supplements is as much as 1,000 times greater than what you can obtain in a normal diet, ALA experts recommend daily supplementation with high-quality ALA.
The R Form of ALA
ALA can be found in two forms: the R form, which is the form found in nature, or the S form, which is often used in low-cost, synthetic preparations of ALA. R-ALA is proven to be more bioavailable and biologically active than S-ALA, but it is expensive to produce and often presents stability issues in manufacturing. This is why most ALA supplements contain only the S form, or a 50/50 mixture of S-ALA and R-ALA.
Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA encapsulates R-ALA in liposomes made from Essential Phospholipids, which protect the R-ALA from destruction by your digestive juices. Within minutes of taking Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA, liposomes filled with R-ALA are transported directly into the bloodstream, and into the cells. This powerful delivery system gives you the potential to experience the full benefits of ALA with every packet.

When you read the title of this post you probably had the same reaction I did  – what in the world is that? When I read the description and did a little research I began to understand the importance of R-ALA.  As I watch my parents age and get older myself I become keenly aware of how the body systems slow and have a harder time repairing and renewing.  We hear all the time that we need antioxidants to combat the effects of environmental hazards and this supplement is one way to get them.
Each little packet is filled with a oily, orange-ish liquid that is best taken mixed with at least a little bit of water.  I mixed it with water, kombucha tea and orange juice. It will not dissolve, but it will disperse in the liquid if you stir vigorously.  Otherwise it will just float on top in globules.  Thr mouth feel is a bit oily and it has a very mildly bitter taste.  Since I am neither a scientist nor a doctor I can’t tell you if it is in fact working.  What I can tell you is the immediate effect on me soon after consumption.   I felt warm within minutes letting me know that whatever was inside was indeed being quickly absorbed.  A few times my tongue did feel a bit itchy but I didn’t break out in any rash so I just brushed it off as a result of the oily texture.  I’m glad I tried it but I’m unsure I would purchase it again without doing more research about the source of the supplement and the carrier nanospheres.
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