Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-) +NAC SR 90 capsules - R-alpha lipoic acid + N-acetyl-cysteine sustained release | discontinued
AOR R+NAC SR provides R+lipoic acid and N-acetyl-L-cysteine in an advanced timed-release formula to extend their benefits over 8 hours or more.
The R+ form is the only biologically active form of lipoic acid, and NAC is the most effective enhancer of the all-important antioxidant glutathione (GSH). R+NAC SR provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
AOR guarantees there is no more than 5mg of S-lipoic acid per capsule and no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product.
• a sustained release antioxidant combination
• increases R+lipoic acid and glutathione levels
• provides continual cellular protection
• a combination of two of the most powerful endogenous antioxidants in an extended release formula
R(+) lipoic acid is one of the best weapons against free radicals, the waste products that injure blood vessels, damage DNA, contribute to inflammation and lead to neurodegenerative diseases. R(+) lipoic acid is naturally produced in the body and is found right inside the cellular powerplant known as the mitochondria where free radicals are produced. R+ lipoic acid provides protection to cells both inside and out and also helps to reduce the damaging effects of age. NAC is a highly efficient form of cysteine and has a number of health benefits. Cysteine is the most important precursor for glutathione (GSH), one of the body’s hardest working antioxidants. R+ Lipoic acid and glutathione recycle each other and other antioxidants, keeping them fighting off freeradicals longer.
Kill Two Birds with One Stone
R+ lipoic acid and NAC provide exceptional antioxidant coverage, and the multitude of health benefits derived from this combination is astounding. They include cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, DNA protection, immune support, heavy metal chelation, detoxification, liver health, respiratory health, mucus reduction, and neurocognitive health.
Lipoic acid and NAC tend to be very short-lived in the blood. R + NAC SR is specially formulated to ensure greater stability and accessibility to the body than conventional lipoic acid and NAC supplements. It is designed to provide a sustained release of these nutrients over 8 hours, providing continuous resistance to free radical damage and numerous other health benefits.
The work of antioxidants is essential for maintaining good health. Antioxidants protect cellular and mitochondrial membranes and DNA from free-radical damage. This seemingly simple mechanism protects the body from many common conditions including inflammation, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative conditions, and liver disease. R+ lipoic acid works in the mitochondria where cellular energy production occurs. Glutathione, produced in part by NAC, is one of the body’s most versatile antioxidants. R+ lipoic acid and glutathione are two of the body’s networking antioxidants, helping to keep antioxidants active in the body for longer. With aging, the body produces fewer of its own antioxidants and sustains more free-radical damage, accelerating aging. Antioxidants therefore delay the aging process! In fact, R+ lipoic acid has demonstrated benefits similar to those associated with the anti-aging-focused caloric restriction diet! Animal studies have even shown an increased lifespan and healthspan with R+ lipoic acid!
NAC is a highly effective reducer of lipoprotein (a), homocysteine and LDL oxidation, all of which are significant contributors to heart disease. Both NAC and lipoic acid reduce heart damage that can occur due to a lack of oxygen.
Detox & Chelation
Both NAC and lipoic acid help chelate toxic metals like iron and arsenic as well as excessive trace metals like copper from the body, protecting the brain and nerves from neurological damage. NAC also protects against numerous other environmental toxins and protects the liver from damage by toxins such as acetaminophen. NAC helps with detoxification by producing optimal amounts of GSH for reactions that make harmful compounds less toxic.
Diabetes, Neurological Health, Immunity and Mucolysis
Lipoic acid is known for its positive effects in regulating blood sugar and insulin activity. It also protects nerves against the side effects of diabetes, such as neuropathy and cataracts. As an antioxidant, it helps protect against neurodegenerative conditions, especially since the R+ form of lipoic acid crosses the bloodbrain barrier. Studies have shown improvements in animal models of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases with supplemental lipoic acid. There is also recent interest in NAC’s effects on insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s disease. Illnesses that involve reduced glutathione levels, such as HIV, can be improved by taking NAC, while R+ lipoic acid may help control HIV replication. NAC also has a mucolytic effect and helps break up excess mucus in conditions like chronic bronchitis and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Sustained Release and Half-Lives
Lipoic acid has a very short half-life, or time to peak activity, of about 22 minutes. This means that even if you take a high dose all at once, you’ll get lots of antioxidant protection, but only for a short time. For NAC, although its half-life is about 2 hours, most of the NAC consumed gets used up by intestinal cells and the liver first, leaving little for GSH production and antioxidant activity. A timed-release formula such as R + NAC SR overcomes such issues, releasing these two powerful nutrients over the span of 8 hours or more and providing effective health benefits and antioxidant protection around the clock.
Why is it so hard for a diabetic to keep blood sugar levels stable?
Most of you will know how food containing starches or sugars will raise blood sugar levels, and those of us who are dependent on insulin to control blood sugar levels, either because they are born with diabetes (type 1) or develop it later in life (type 2), are keen on keeping their blood sugar levels within a certain range.
This isn't always easy, even when ingesting a precalculated amount of carbohydrates.
There are several reasons why blood sugar levels can fluctuate
How to cure a hangover
Quite a lot of people wake up the day after a major holiday like the recent King's Day or Liberation Day with a hangover due to imbibing too much alcohol.
The most widespread assumption is that a hangover is caused by not drinking enough water, and therefore those that aren't drunk enough to remember what to do, will drink a few litres of water before going to bed or at least will try to do so the next morning. Other very popular cures are to drink a lot of coffee and eat a hearty egg-based breakfast. Another advice was heard on the radio from a Dutch food blogger who exclaimed how eating toast with honey is a definite cure for hangovers. Around the world a myriad of folk remedies exist for this ancient 'disease'.
Do these remedies actually work and are there some others you didn't think of?
Before we dive into that, let's first discuss the hangover itself.
Is Alzheimer’s Disease the same as type 3 diabetes?Alzheimer starves your brain, tangles and twists vital cells, and for decades it has been misrepresented as an untreatable, genetically determined disease. Alzheimer's disease is already an important cause of death in Western Europe and is expected to rise to the top. This devastating illness shares a strong link with another sickness that wreaks havoc on millions of people too: diabetes.
About Advanced Orthomolecular ResearchAdvanced Orthomolecular Research was founded in 1991 in response to a supplement industry that capitalized on market trends, did not evolve with the science, and was full of products using low quality forms and small doses to appease the pocketbook at the expense of effectiveness. Since then, AOR has become a leader in innovation and scientific integrity in Canada and around the world, providing you with science-backed supplements that work.
Breathe in, breathe out!Did you ever notice you don't have equal air flow through each nostril? Most people alternate between breathing through the left and the right nostril. The only time you are vividly aware of the existence of such a cycle is when you have congestion in just one side of the nose, which results in only being able to breathe more easily every few hours and then feel congested in the other period.
Sugar = sugar?!While baking recipes used to simply recommend using flour and sugar, the hip cookbooks now recommend you to use agave syrup, or coconut sugar , because it is healthier and more natural. It sure sounds like more natural, but is it really?
When is drinking alcohol bad for your health?In the past decade we were told indulging in one or two glasses of alcohol (just one for women) a day is healthy. This was even one of the many recommendations in the national (Dutch) health guidelines. In the past year though, a drastic change occurred: the recommendation changed into zero to perhaps to a most one glass of alcohol a day! So, what gives?
How to eliminate toxins?A while ago, there was a major uproar in the Dutch media about an advice given by a celeb health enthusiast to drink a glass of water with clay in order to 'detox' the body.
Unfortunately, while it is true that clay can bind to toxins, clay is not the best choice for two reasons. The clay itself can be polluted, but moreso, clay isn't the best option.
Balancing your blood sugar level
While it is fairly easy to spot hypoglycemia from shaky hands, acute headaches and listlessness, it is not so easy for hyperglycemia, unless your blood sugar reaches a dangerously high level. Then you may experience the same symptoms such as listlessness but also excessive thirst and blurry eye vision.
take 1 capsule 3 times daily with protein-containing meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
n-acetyl l-cysteine 400 mg
R-alpha lipoic acid (sodium salt)100 mg
active ingredient (n-acetyl l-cysteine, R-alpha lipoic acid), filler (microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene oxide), anticoagulant (silicium dioxide), filler (sodium stearyl fumarate), capsule (hypromellose, chlorophyll)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep away from young children
consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you suffer from cystinuria, cystine kidney stones ore diabetes, if you are taking nitroglycerin or antibiotics for use beyond 4 weeks. Do not use with charcoal
Also consult a healthcare practitioner when pregant or nursing
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans