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Α-LIPOIC ACID EFFECT ON MITOCHONDRIA

Α-LIPOIC ACID EFFECT ON MITOCHONDRIA

17.02.2017

It is estimated that 85% of the oxygen contained in every breath you take is consumed by the mitochondria within each cell of your body.
The decay of these energy-producing powerhouses in turn lies at the core of most age-related pathologies.

In experimental models examining the mitochondrial theory of aging, it has been shown that cells microinjected with mitochondria isolated from old animals degenerate far more rapidly than those microinjected with mitochondria from young animals.

The good news is that when supplied with a nutrient regimen that includes α-lipoic acid, a profound regeneration is observed, including improved metabolic function and a marked decline in oxidative stress.

 

α-lipoic acid is a vital “co-factor” for enzymatic reactions within the mitochondria, helping to optimize energy conversion.

It possesses unique properties that specifically slow mitochondrial aging by preventing release of mutagenic oxidants.

Researchers have further discovered that α-lipoic acid enhances the effects of insulin, benefitting glucose metabolism and lowering blood sugar levels.

α-lipoic acid also suppresses production of inflammatory cell-signaling molecules, while increasing production of molecules involved in vascular tone, such as endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS).

α-lipoic acid in TIOLIN COMPLEX has the ability to combat the effects of metabolic damage and slow cellular aging.