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alpha lipoic acid


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(ALA)

A sulphur-containing antioxidant, which occurs naturally in small amounts in foods such as broccoli, spinach, yeast, and beef. In addition to being an antioxidant, it also acts as a coenzyme in energy production. ALA is available, usually with alpha L-carnitene, in dietary supplements, which are claimed to prevent or delay age-related diseases, and reduce exercise-induced oxidative stress ( a potentially damaging by-product of energy production).

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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