What is R-Alpha lipoic acid?R-Alpha lipoic acid (RLA) is the naturally occurring form of lipoic acid, a nutrient present in every cell of the body, essential to chemical reactions that allow the body to produce energy.* The body produces very little alpha lipoic acid and it is difficult to obtain sufficient quantities through diet alone.Lipoic acid has been called a universal antioxidant because its effective as an antioxidant in water-based environments, such as blood, yet its reduced metabolite, dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), is also effective in protecting fatty tissues and membranes.*The "R" form is considered the biologically active form, identical to that produced by the body. Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, RLA is bioavailable and more stable in the body.How does R-Alpha lipoic acid support health?May promote cardiovascular health by protecting against free radical damage.*Regenerates the antioxidant activity of vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10.*May increase levels of glutathione, the bodys most important antioxidant.*Why choose Vitacost R-Alpha Lipoic Acid?Standardized to 70% active R-Alpha lipoic acid, stabilized RALA. One bottle contains 60 one-capsule servings.Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value.About VitacostAll Vitacost products are laboratory tested to meet FDA standards for identity, purity and composition. All products are tested for heavy metals, microbiology and contaminants. Vitacost products are produced in a NSF Certified facility. Freshness is guaranteed. * 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.