Lipoic acid: analogues, sources and useful properties of the substance
In order to be always healthy, less oftenfeel fatigue and enjoy your life to the fullest, a person not only needs to eat regularly and have daily outdoor activities. To maintain your body in the right way, we need vitamins and nutritional supplements.
The role of superfoods in human life
There are also so-called superfoods,which have a fantastic effect on the human body. They got their name because they included a huge amount of vitamins and minerals. Superfoods are extremely useful for health. These include, for example, wheat sprouts, barley sprouts, spirulina (a kind of blue-green algae), poppy (Peruvian root), coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, ginseng.
The importance of lipoic acid for the body
Alpha-lipoic acid (analogues in tablets will bepresented below) is contained in every cell of the human body. After all, we get it from food, and our body, in turn, synthesizes it. Thanks to her man leads a full, energetic life. Its advantage is the ability to function in both water and fat.
Alpha-lipoic acid was first obtained from beef liver cells in the fifties of the last century. Nowadays, scientists have learned to receive this product within the walls of the laboratory.
Products that contain lipoic acid:
- by-products (liver, heart, kidneys);
- broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, peas, tomatoes;
- brewer's yeast, unpolished rice.
But still the lipoic acid contained infood, the body will not be enough. Therefore, it is recommended, after consultation with a doctor, to take it additionally, as an additive to the main food. The specialist will choose the dosage that is right for you.
Thanks to lipoic acid, the human bodyincreases the production of a useful substance glutathione, which is an antioxidant, neutralizing the impact on humans of potentially harmful chemicals. Regular use of lipoic acid increases the body's ability to fight toxins. A unique advantage of alpha-lipoic acid is its ability in the fight against toxins to enhance the properties of its "allies" - vitamins C and E.
Lipoic acid also improves digestion(metabolism), which contributes to weight loss. Influencing the areas of the brain that cause appetite, lipoic acid, analogues block the feeling of hunger. Also this substance reduces the process of fat accumulation by the liver. Of course, the best results can be achieved by combining the intake of alpha-lipoic acid with physical loads and the appropriate, properly selected diet.
Some scientists also call lipoic acidsecret of eternal youth, because it prevents the destruction of DNA molecules, i.e., prevents the aging of the organism to some extent. Moreover, lipoic acid, analogues interfere with the process of brain degradation.
Lipoic acid: analogues
By its action, lipoic acid is similar to Group B vitamins. It improves the functioning of the liver and, as already indicated above, promotes detoxification of the body.
Lipoic acid, analogs will be useful in the following cases:
- Chronic pancreatitis caused by alcohol.
- Chronic hepatitis.
- Active liver cirrhosis caused by alcohol abuse.
- Chronic heart failure.
- Chronic cholecystopancreatitis.
- Viral hepatitis of medium severity (in the absence of jaundice).
- Various poisonings (hypnotics, fungi, carbon), which caused acute liver failure.
- Diabetic polyneuritis.
Lipoic acid: instructions for use
Children over 6 years of age are prescribed a dose of lipoicacid 12-24 mg 2-3 times a day, inside after eating. Adults - 50 mg 3 times a day. Usually the drug is taken for 20-30 days. If necessary, the course of admission can be extended by a doctor.
Lipoic acid (its analogs too) is produced in tablets and can be hidden under different names.
The curative effect of lipoic acid manifests itself only after eight weeks of regular intake.
Now you know how useful to the humanbody lipoic acid, analogues. "Oktalipen" is one of the analogs of lipoic acid and is used for medicinal purposes, as well as for weight loss. It helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the human blood, and also to increase the level of production in the human liver of glycogen, which forms an energy reserve in the body, capable of replenishing a sharp drop in blood sugar.
"Octolipen" contains thiocot (alpha-lipoic) acid and auxiliary substances. It is sold in capsules of 300 mg and in tablets coated with 600 mg capsules, as well as in ampoules for injections.
The use of the drug is contraindicated duringpregnancy and lactation. If the drug is used by people with diabetes, it is recommended to monitor the blood sugar level at the initial stage of the intake. Also during treatment, alcohol is not allowed, which reduces the therapeutic effect of lipoic acid.
In the laboratory, scientists learned how to receiver-isomer of lipoic acid, containing the highest concentration of this substance. Such a variety is less common, but is better absorbed by the body and, therefore, more expensive. For sale, for example, as a food supplement for athletes.