Kirkmans Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful and versatile antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radical damage and, as a result, is a protector of many types of cells and tissues. It also helps increase glutathione production, which helps in detoxification processes in the body.
This product is Kirkmans only flavored, non-hypoallergenic alpha lipoic acid product. Its menthol flavor can help suppress the burning sensation that lipoic acid often elicits.
Alpha lipoic acid is a disulfide compound also known as thioctic acid. Lipoic Acid is a unique antioxidant in that it is both fat- and water-soluble. Other well-known antioxidants can only function within their soluble media, such as vitamin E in fatty membranes of cells and vitamin C in watery portions of cells. Because of its dual solubility, lipoic acid can function in both fatty and aqueous phases of the cell. This is significant and makes lipoic acid a complete antioxidant capable of defending against a wide variety of invading free radicals.
Alpha lipoic acid has both sulfur atoms and carboxyl groups in its chemical structure, making it a very reactive compound. Alpha lipoic acid is converted into the reduced form, dihydrolipoic acid, inside of cells, and dihydrolipoic acid possesses two sulfhydryl groups.
Alpha lipoic acid is found naturally in foods such as spinach, broccoli, tomato, liver, heart and animal muscle tissue. Its bioavailability from food may be limited, however, because it is bound to a protein called "lipoyllysine. Preliminary research suggests that the lipoic acid found in supplements may be more biologically active than lipoic acid bound to this protein in food. Kirkmans Alpha Lipoic Acid capsules can be swallowed or the contents of the capsules mixed in food or beverages.
It is important to use a high quality lipoic acid to get the desired effects. There is a lot of poor quality product available in the United States, which may not be pure or fully potent, so it is important to trust your supplier of lipoic acid to deliver high product quality. Kirkman® uses only the highest quality lipoic acid available.
Sugar, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, preservatives, yeast, gelatin, artificial flavorings or colorings.
Not for use in those with amalgam (silver) fillings.
Not for use in those with possibly current or recent (previous 3 months) exposure to Mercury (amalgam removal, vaccines etc).
Not for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding
1/8mg per pound of person per dose taken 3 hourly around the clock for a minimum of 64 hours, preferably 72 hours or more and then rest. The period of taking ALA is known as a 'round'. Take as many days 'off' as you were 'on' and repeat. for further information on dosing purchase Amalgam Illness book by Andrew Hall Cutler PhD
Each capsule contains 25mg Alpha Lipoic Acid. Capsule may be opened to split dose and for administration.
Sorbitol, Natural Tropical Punch Flavouring, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Citric Acid, natural Menthol Flavouring, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, Plant Cellulose Capsule
- Orders that are in stock are dispatched daily at 2pm Monday – Friday.
- Orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.
- Orders placed after 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
- As such, orders placed after 2pm Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays or weekends.
For Standard Domestic Orders: We use Royal Mail’s Tracked 48hr delivery service as standard. Royal Mail state a delivery guideline of 1-2 working days for this service, however during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. If your order has not arrived after 2 working days from the date of dispatch please contact us. We have tracking numbers for this service and will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited Domestic Orders (Next-Day Delivery): Provided that we have received your order by 2pm, we will process and dispatch your order the same day using Royal Mail’s Tracked 24hr delivery service. This service aims to deliver your parcel within 24hrs of the dispatch time – in some instances this may not be possible and delivery may fall within a 48hr period. If you have not received your order after 1 day from the dispatch date please contact us. This is a tracked and insured service and we will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Standard International Orders: We use Royal Mail International Track (+ Sign), dependent on what the destination country accepts. Royal Mail state a 3-5 working day delivery guideline for this service within Europe, and a 5-7 working day guideline worldwide. However, we have found this is rarely the case outside of major cities, especially during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. This is a tracked and insured service, please contact us if you have not received your delivery within the above stated time-frames and we will assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited International Orders: We are able to offer expedited international shipping worldwide respected couriers. We can use DHL or another courier of your choice, but we are likely to get the best deal from DHL. Please feel free to use the 'Contact Us' form to ask for a DHL quote for your order.
We are able to offer expedited delivery worldwide using various couriers; this is something that we will examine on a case-by-case basis. Please email us and we will investigate your delivery options and let you know what is possible.
If you have selected a shipping method that does not include tracking/insurance then you accept and agree that in the instance that the parcel is lost or delayed, you will not be entitled to a refund or a replacement product, as we will be unable to make a claim for the loss.
We retain proof of postage at all times and reserve the right to use a different shipping method than you have selected in order to give your order added security in certain circumstances (e.g. for extremely high value orders we may upgrade to Courier delivery). In the majority of situations we will respect the customers chosen shipping method. We retain proof of postage for 180 days. After this time it may not be possible to retrieve your proof of postage.