It's in every healthy human cell, our bodies make small amounts of it, and it's found in food too, like red meat and in broccoli, tomatoes and spinach.
It's both water and fat soluble which means it works in every single tissue and organ in the body.
And it could bring ageing down to almost a grinding halt.
I'm referring to Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and it's astounding scientists all over the world!
Find out below how it can help you look 40 in your 60s!
ALA heps you lose weight!
In animal studies, researchers found that ALA helps with weight loss
by suppressing an enzyme called Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in the brain. This enzyme creates feelings of hunger. But, over time, it misfires a lot and tells you you're hungry long before you really are, which causes you to snack. And, all these extra calories lead to weight gain.
Suppressing AMPK also increases the number of calories your body burns at rest.
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ALA slows down ageing!
Besides the normal ageing
, toxins and pollutants, and oxidative damage cause you to age prematurely.
As cells replicate, with age the DNA at the end of the chromosomes, known as telomeres, shorten. Shortened telomeres indicate wear and tear on your body -
and they present as those signs of ageing we would all rather forget about - grey hair, wrinkly skin and saggy muscles.
But ALA has shown to be able to reverse some of that damage and slow the ageing process.
ALA helps with blood sugar control
Studies have proven that ALA can make your cells more sensitive to insulin, which can help improve your blood sugar
and control or prevent diabetes
In animal studies, it has effectively lowered blood sugar levels by as much as 64%!
Scientists believe it does this by promoting the processes that flush fat
that's accumulated in muscle cells, which blocks the absorbtion of insulin.
ALA halts memory loss
Because alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant, it's been shown to slow the progression of memory loss
, and even Alzheimer's Disease by neutralising free radicals and suppressing inflammation .
This is one ingredient you definitely want to add to your supplement regiment. The body just doesn't make enough of it as you age, but that doesn't mean you can't get its benefits! ALA is available in any health shop, or you can take it as part of a formula
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