C-RLA offers doctors and their patients a safe, efficacious delivery system of High Dose Vitamin C and R-Lipoic Acid in one formulation. The sunflower-derived phospholipids (non-soy product for those with soy sensitivities) are GMO-free and 100% vegetarian.
Each serving contains 1500 mg of Vitamin C and 70mg of R-Lipoic Acid in a natural (GMO-free) liposomal preparation.
As most oral Vitamin C doses above 250mg are very poorly absorbed, the only efficacious high dose oral delivery system is via liposomes from natural phosphatidyl choline. Many doctors supplement in-office Vitamin C drips with C-RLA so the patients continue to receive the benefit of high-dose Vitamin C without stomach distress.
Lipoic acid helps protect against oxidative stress generated by high glucose levels. Alpha-lipoic acid consists of two different forms (isomers) that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid’s phenomenal antioxidant effect. The “S” form is produced from chemical manufacture and is not very biologically active.
Typical alpha-lipoic acid supplements consist of the “R” and “S” form in a 50/50 ratio. Another way of looking at it is if you prescribe 100mg of alpha-lipoic acid to a patient, the patient will only get the benefit of 50 mg of active “R” form. The human body normally produces and uses the “R” form of lipoic acid. As a powerful antioxidant, it also promotes healthy mitochondrial function.*
R-lipoic acid by itself may be 10 times more effective than other forms of lipoic acid and has been called the "mitochondrial antioxidant" because it is a key component of mitochondrial dehydrogenase complexes, which may help to slow the natural aging process in animals. The pure R-Lipoic Acid in C-RLA supports a healthy inflammatory response and is a potent free-radical scavenger.*
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 10 ml (two teaspoons) once or twice per day, away from meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Is this product GMO-free? Yes.
Is this product Soy-free? Yes.
Is this product vegetarian? Yes.
Does glycerin contain natural sugar? Yes, it does but each serving contains less than 0.5 gram (half of one gram).
What type of flavoring is used?A blend of natural tropical fruit flavors and peppermint.
Does the product contain any citrus? There is no citrus in the product.
How many milligrams of phospholipids are in each serving? 1,000 mg.