R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) Powder

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In order to get things straight, it is important to note that the taxonomic chasm separating R-ALA from RS-ALA is a wide one. R-ALA is a more expensive alternative because it can be absorbed by the body much more easily than RS-ALA, and is also much more difficult to manufacture. Most ALA that is manufactured comes in the form of RS-ALA, with R-ALA taking up a much smaller percentage of production rates.

R-ALA can be found in various levels of availability in all organs and muscles within the human body and is fat soluble. After ALA is taken in the form of a supplement or enough is ingested via food, it enters the blood stream effortlessly, and is able to circulate through the brain as well. It is useful, when taken in conjunction with vitamin supplements such as Vitamin C and E, in the protection of cells and in expelling waste or other harmful materials out of the body.

Taking this into account, ALA also assists in recycling various other antioxidants such as Glutathione, the aforementioned Vitamins C, and E, and it even renews itself to an extent which has lead to its colorful nickname, "The universal antioxidant." ALA helps speed up the process of creating energy from various proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.

Glutathione, another important antioxidant that helps in the protection of the cellular structure, in preserving the effectiveness of the immune system, and in the detoxification of the liver, is increased in production levels by ALA. This is the only antioxidant that is known to have this effect on Glutathione levels. It is broken down before it has reached the cells, in the digestive tract, making ALA's ability to boost the levels of Glutathione quite important.

Health Benefits Provided by Alpha Lipoic Acid

The Krebs cycle is the body's process for turning sugars and carbohydrates into usable energy, and ALA is also instrumental in facilitating this process. Free radicals, molecules that have gone out of control and can cause damage to other cells while they circulate throughout the body, are neutralized by the healing power of ALA.

ALA is also known for helping in the regulation of levels of cholesterol, which in turn contributes to an overall feeling of well-being. ALA is also especially helpful for athletes because it's free-radical-neutralizing properties helps in speeding up muscle recovery, which means longer exercising sessions and less pain felt during exercise. It is also useful in speeding up metabolism, and in delivering necessary nutrients as well as carbohydrates.

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine, or ALCAR is another form of antioxidant which is naturally produced by the body. In conjunction with ALA, it is known to help to speed up brain functions and heighten mental acuity. For this reason they are usually found to be blended together in products. ALCAR and ALA together can help speed up the transfer of glucose to muscle greatly, and this blend can also help to increase the utilization of fatty acids and energy production at a cellular level.

These compounds come combined together in capsules at a level of 175mg of ALA and 425mg ALCAR respectively. Because the taste of ALA can be abrasive to the tongue, these products are generally found together in capsule form alone.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 200 milligrams
Serving per container: *
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
R-alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) 200mg *
* Daily Value not established.
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet


Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.

As a dietary supplement, take 100mg to 200mg one to three times daily, or as directed by a physician.

Serving Size & Timing

It is recommended that R-ALA be taken at a dose of 200 mg one to three times a day, depending on the intended effect. These servings should be taken without food. It is best not to take too much at once, as this might cause imbalanced levels of ALA.


This pharmaceutical grade of ALA has no extra additives in it of any kind. R-ALA will remain stable provided that certain storage conditions are met. Keep in a tightly sealed container and away from direct sunlight and hot temperatures. Store between 25° and 30°C .

Note: Bulksupplements is not responsible for any clumping or discoloration that may occur if this product is not properly stored. Do not leave packages in the heat.


Due to the natural acidity of the powder, supplementation of ALA or R-ALA may cause some acid reflux or mild discomfort. This symptom can be eased by taking this product with food, dairy or in capsules.

There are few side effects associated with use of ALA. However, diabetics should consult their physician before use, as this supplement has the potential to lower blood sugar. ALA can also interfere with medications used to treat under- and over-active thyroid conditions. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take this product, and those who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are encouraged to supplement Thiamine in tandem with R-ALA, as there may be a shortage.


While ALA is fat soluble on its own, because of the unpleasant taste associated with it, it is best to take it in capsule form or mixed into a shake or juice with an appropriate concentration of ALA and ALCAR combined.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is another form of antioxidant that is naturally produced by the body. In conjunction with ALA, it is known to help to speed up brain functions and heighten mental acuity. For this reason, they are usually found to be blended together in products. ALCAR and ALA together can help speed up the transfer of glucose to muscle greatly, and this blend can also help to increase the utilization of fatty acids and energy production at a cellular level.


There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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R-ALA is awesome!

So useful for heavy metal detox!


Almost 5

Just now I noticed that I had opened and read an email addressed to me at 0115. I was up THAT late and still got up naturally, without feeling tired at 0630. Yawned a few times today but did not nod off. I have been taking only my free sample of R-ALA combined with CoQ 10 in coconut oil for the last 3 days. The CoQ/R-ALA combination seems to extend my energy beyond work, into the evening. I waited until the weather cooled down here in the desert before ordering the sample as the product is known to clump in high temps. The product came clumped but still usable for **** applications but not very user friendly in the "try to dissolve it in oil" application. I do have a scale but measuring daily is inconvenient. So I just rip off a piece that i think might be 1/6 to 1/8 teaspoon. I have some ALA from a purchase (different company) about 3 years ago and it is still flowing and usable. I suspect that Bulk Supp is trying to finish out their old ALA/R-ALA stash so that they can get the free flowing stuff. If they do that this winter I will purchase more for cosmetic and **** use. Almost 5 stars as the product arrived clumped. It is all good though. I can use my ALA solely for cosmetic formulations and the R-ALA with the ALCAR internally. I haven't tried the R-ALA/ALCAR comb yet. Looking forward to feeling and seeing results .


R-ALA Benefits

I'm excited that I received my R-ALA order. It's come to light that this supplement is one of the most powerful and effective free radical scavengers that can even "work its magic" in our brains. Look up Dr. Burk Berkson and how he's pioneered the use of this supplement. This supplement has the ability to regenerate various antioxidants and helps with inflammation, insulin sensitivity, etc. I'm looking forward to trying it and seeing what benefits we'll obtain due to this supplement.


R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) Powder

The product was shipped right away and I received it in half the amount of time it said it was gonna take to be delivered and that is not the first time I received my products in that fast. The powder is perfect no clumps or any melting. I cap my own pills and this is easy to cap. All in all it is a good product and should be added onto any ones supplement regime.



I bought this product to help fight diabetes.I take twice a day with Alcar, L-Carnsoine, Cinnamon. I been taking about 2 weeks, I have not seen BS numbers change yet. Have experience more energy. Hoping to get my numbers down.The only turnoff is that it clumps up would order again.

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