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Olympian Labs Alpha Lipoic Coenzyme Q10
Alpha Lipoic Acid and CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are often considered to be meta vitamins. They are life critical, vitamin-like nutrients. Alpha Lipoic Acid and CoQ10 are both produced in the body and can be found in small amounts in the diet. Neither dietary sources of these meta vitamins nor the amounts synthesized in the body, are of sufficient quantity to provide the optimal benefits of these nutrients that research has uncovered.
Additional Benefits of AlphaQ10
- CoQ10 supports ALAs role in liver detoxification.
- ALA optimizes CoQ10s role of protecting the heart by preventing atherosclerosis. Less atherosclerosis means CoQ10 has more healthy heart tissue to strengthen and energize.
- CoQ10 improves symptoms of metabolic syndrome and diabetes such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This allows ALA to get blood sugar under control and prevent the cells from signaling the body to raise blood pressure and cholesterol.
- CoQ10 and ALA both cross the brain blood barrier to optimize cognitive function.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
ALA provides a key step in the bodys energy production process. Energy is produced by the body in an eight step process called the Krebs Cycle. ALA is the co-enzyme that activates the conversion of glucose into energy. Glucose is a major energy source. ALA is an essential component of optimal energy production. Energy is the rate limiting resource for all metabolism, healing and, therefore, quality of life.
ALA is also one of the most powerful anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory nutrients. It is known as the universal antioxidant because it is both fat-soluble and water-soluble. It works both in the fatty cell plasma membrane and the aqueous interior of the cell to protect the body against free radicals. Free radicals, also called pro-oxidants, are known to be a major contributing factor to our aging. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are also both known for their excellent antioxidant qualities. ALA has been measured to be 100 times stronger at protecting us from free radicals than Vitamin E and Vitamin C combined!
ALA plays an important role in liver health. The liver uses about 15% of the bodys total energy supply. One can easily see how sufficient ALA supplementation will contribute to a healthy liver. ALA regenerates a key antioxidant called glutathione. Glutathione also plays an essential role for liver detoxification. Without ALA, there would be insufficient glutathione for the liver to detoxify the numerous man-made chemicals we come in contact with everyday. Studies have shown ALAsupports the bodys efforts against liver diseases including mushroom toxicity reactions, alcohol-related liver damage, and metal toxicity.
ALA plays an important role in preventing and treating diabetes. ALA can improve insulin sensitivity in patients with type-2 diabetes. ALAtreatment effectively reversed body weight, blood glucose, plasma insulin, cholesterol, triglycerides and lipid peroxidation levels of diabetic animals. ALA has a beneficial effect on diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. There are many other benefits to ALA supplementation including its protection against inflammation and its application for cognitive enhancement.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
CoQ10 may help increase energy levels, lower high blood pressure, detoxify your body, reduce free radicals dramatically and aid the function of all living cells. CoQ10 is a valuable, naturally occurring antioxidant necessary for energy production in every cell of the body. CoQ10 is a component of every living cell. As body levels of CoQ10 drop, so does the general status of health. Low levels can result in high blood pressure, heart attack, angina, immune disorders, depression, periodontal disease, a lack of energy, and obesity. University studies have shown that some overweight people have low levels of it and supplementation can help to control body weight. As more energy is required, the more CoQ10 is needed in the diet, especially in the heart and other tissues that require lots of energy.
CoQ10 is an integral part of the immune cycle. When levels of CoQ10 are increased, the immune system receives more help from antibiotic and anti-viral drugs. However, antibiotics do not help to rebuild the immune system. On the other hand, CoQ10 can naturally stimulate the immune system and result in a wider range of beneficial and protective effects. The vitamin-like substance is found primarily in the heart. Like all muscles, the heart needs adequate energy to contract, and CoQ10 facilitates the production of that energy. In people with coronary heart disease, supplementation reduces the frequency of angina episodes and increases the amount of physical exercise that a person can perform before developing angina pain. Tissues that need the largest amounts of CoQ10, like the heart, are those that require the most energy. Our internal ability to produce CoQ10 declines with age, and as we get older we must rely more on CoQ10 from our diets. If you want to help slow the aging process, relieve an array of diseases and symptoms, increase endurance and stave off disease as you age, CoQ10 is a crucial supplement.
Olympian Labs Alpha Q10 Formula
OL has combined these two meta vitamins into a 100mg therapeutic dose of each. ALA and CoQ10 taken together magnify the effectiveness of each other. ALA creates enzymes that fuel CoQ10 during energy production. CoQ10 recycles enzymes for ALA. Both nutrients are fueling each other to supply the perpetual energy needed for all healing and metabolism!
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) to two (2) capsules daily with meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.