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Alpha Lipoic Acid

Viridian Alpha Lipoic Acid with DMAE Complex 30 Veg Caps

 

Το Alpha λιποϊκό οξύ (ALA) παίζει σημαντικό ρόλο στην παραγωγή ATP και λειτουργεί ως ένα ισχυρό αντιοξειδωτικό που προστατεύει τόσον από τις λιποδιαλυτές όσον και από τις διαλυτές σε νερό ελεύθερες ρίζες. Επίσης, επεκτείνει και ενισχύει την επίδραση άλλων αντιοξειδωτικών, τα οποία χρησιμοποιούνται για την υπεράσπιση του οργανισμού κατά των ελευθέρων ριζών. 

Η DMAE (διμεθυλαμινοαιθανόλη) είναι φυσιολογικά παρούσα σε μικρές ποσότητες στον εγκέφαλο και είναι γνωστή για την αξιοσημείωτη ενίσχυσή του εγκεφάλου. Στη φύση, βρίσκεται στις αντσούγιες και τις σαρδέλες και αυτό μπορεί να εξηγήσει γιατί έχει συχνά ειπωθεί ότι τα ψάρια είναι «εγκεφαλική τροφή».

 

Χρήση: Για την υγεία του δέρματος/αντιγηραντικό (ρυτίδες, γραμμές, χαλάρωση του δέρματος, σημάδια στο δέρμα λόγο ηλικίας, βλάβες του κολλαγόνου, σπασμένα τριχοειδή αγγεία, ακμή, διευρυμένους πόρους, πρήξιμο και σακούλες κάτω από τα μάτια). Σύνδρομο Χ (Η αντίσταση στην ινσουλίνη) και διαβητικές συνθήκες glycation. Εγκεφαλικές λειτουργίες (ADD, Αλτσχάιμερ, Πάρκινσον, Μνήμη, Διάθεση). Διαταραχές της ζάχαρης στο αίμα, όπως η διαβητική νευροπάθεια, η αμφιβληστροειδοπάθεια, και άλλα προβλήματα που συνδέονται με glycation. Κόπωση και διαταραχές του ύπνου. Τόσο το ALA όσο και η DMAE έχουν αποδειχθεί ότι αυξάνουν την παραγωγή ενέργειας του σώματος.

 

Αντενδείξεις: Καμία γνωστή. Ως προληπτικό μέτρο όμως και έως ότου υπάρξουν περαιτέρω διαθέσιμες πληροφορίες, το άλφα λιποϊκό οξύ και η DMAE δεν συνιστώνται για τις έγκυες γυναίκες.

Αλληλεπιδράσεις: Αντιχολινεργικά φάρμακα: Θεωρητικά, η ταυτόχρονη χρήση μπορεί να μειώσει την επίδραση των φαρμάκων με αντιχολινεργική δράση, λόγω της πιθανής χολινεργικής δραστηριότητας της DMAE.

Δόση: Μια μέχρι τρείς κάψουλες την ημέρα  με το φαγητό ή όπως συστήσει ο γιατρός.

ΣΥΣΤΑΤΙΚΑ: Άλφα λιποϊκό οξύ 175mg, Παλμιτικό ασκορβύλιο 150mg, DMAE (διμεθυλαμινοαιθανόλη) 75mg.

 

 

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Viridian Alpha Lipoic Acid / DMAE Complex 30 Veg Caps 

These key nutrients were featured in the best-selling book 'The Wrinkle Cure' and are involved in the care and maintenance of skin.

 They are also helpful in the maintenance of brain health.

Alpha Lipoic Acid – Alpha lipoic (ALA) acid is a sulphur-containing vitamin-like substance playing key roles in the production of ATP and acts uniquely as a potent antioxidant in protecting against both fat and water soluble free radicals. It also extends and enhances the effect of other antioxidants, which are used to defend the body against free radical damage.

Brain Function – Alpha lipoic acid has been shown to prevent oxidative stress in neuronal (nerve) tissue. Lipoic acid helps maintain glutathione levels which are found to be depleted in conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Examination of current research reveals protective effects of lipoic acid in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion, excitotoxic amino acid brain injury, mitochondrial dysfunction, diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, inborn errors of metabolism, and other causes of acute or chronic damage to brain or neural tissue.

Skin Health – ALA is a potent antioxidant and is used to regenerate glutathione. It offers particular benefits in skin health through preventing glycation (the free radical damage caused by sugar’s toxic effects) causing collagen ‘cross-linking’. When collagen cross-links, it becomes stiff and inflexible, leading to the wrinkling and stiffness of old skin.

DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol)DMAE is normally present in small amounts in the brain and is known for its remarkable brain-enhancement effects. It is naturally occurring in anchovies and sardines – this may explain why fish has often been said to be a ‘brain-food’.

Brain Function – DMAE works by accelerating the brain’s synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which in turn plays a key role in maximising mental ability as well as in preventing loss of memory in ageing adults. DMAE has been shown to decrease the accumulation of lipofuscin (age spots) within the brain.
DMAE is used for treating attention deficit disorder (ADD), enhancing memory and mood, boosting cognitive function, treating Alzheimer's disease, increasing IQ and physical energy, improving athletic performance, delaying aging, improving red blood cell function, improving muscle reflex and increasing oxygen efficiency, extending life span, treating autism, and treating tardive dyskinesia.

Skin Health – DMAE acts as an antioxidant membrane stabiliser preventing the breakdown of the cell plasma membrane and protecting against free radical damage. DMAE inhibits and reverses the cross-linking of proteins and removes lipofuscin from the skin. DMAE in conjunction with the antioxidants vitamin C and lipoic acid can have a profound effect on skin health and vitality, including delaying ageing and liver spots.

Ascorbyl Palmitate – Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen and elastin and provides crucial antioxidant mechanisms for health, including skin protection. Ascorbyl palmitate is a form of vitamin C joined with a fatty acid derived from palm oil (palmitic acid). This is an ideal form of vitamin C for skin health as it is non-acidic, fat-soluble and is able to penetrate the cell plasma membrane, thus protecting against free radicals.

Alfalfa, Spirulina, Bilberry blend – this base blend (natural excipient) mix of nutrient dense superfoods provides an ideal range of nutrients to support antioxidant protection and optimal cellular health. This blend is rich in trace minerals, carotenoids, anthocyanidins, chlorophyll, enzymes and more.

Dosage: One to three capsules daily.

Potential applications: Skin health – anti-ageing (wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, age spots, collagen damage, broken capillaries, acne, enlarged pores, under-eye bags and puffiness). Insulin resistance (syndrome X) and diabetic glycation conditions. Brain function – ADD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, memory, mood. Blood sugar disorders such as diabetic neuropathy, retinopathy, and other problems associated with glycation. Fatigue and sleep disorders - DMAE causes dreams to become more lucid (vivid). Both ALA and DMAE have been shown to increase the body's production of energy.

Known contraindications: None known. As a precaution, until further information is available, alpha lipoic acid and DMAE are not recommended for pregnant women.

Interactions: ANTICHOLINERGIC DRUGS: Theoretically, concomitant use might decrease the effect of drugs with anticholinergic activity, due to the potential cholinergic activity of DMAE.

Useful links: Skin Health – Zinc, EFAs, trace minerals (selenium), beta-carotene complex, pycnogenol/grapeseed
Brain Function – EFAs, ginkgo biloba, vitamin E, trace minerals (selenium), L-glutamine, rhodiola

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