Understanding R-Lipoic Acid
March 29, 2017
R-Lipoic Acid is credited with a long list of benefits: muscle recovery, improved vascular function, energy production, anti-aging effects, fat loss and more.
These benefits are all linked to the role of R-Lipoic Acid within mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of cells. Many people have heard about the use of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) to help enhance mitochondria function and utilize macronutrients for energy. ALA is the most commercially available form, but R-Lipoic Acid is the one that offers the most benefits, as it is already naturally found in the body.
These benefits include better bioavailability and effectiveness. R-lipoic Acid has also been shown to increase metabolic rate and insulin sensitivity, which helps reduce the gain in body fat associated with aging. Plus, it helps break down sugar for the production of ATP, which is the energy cells run on. This helps ensure that the carbohydrates you eat are used as fuel instead of stored as fat.
It’s also why R-Lipoic Acid is one of the main ingredients in our latest creatine supplement, Best Creatine Defined™. This evolutionary product combines the power of six advanced forms of creatine with a unique Defining and Hardening agent containing R-Lipoic Acid. This addition helps shuttle nutrients to your muscles during your workout so they aren’t stored as fat. It also results in an increase in cell volumization you can see and feel, giving you that full, hard look instead of the “flat, depleted” look associated with dieting.
What’s more, the one-of-a-kind Best Creatine Defined™ formula is specially formulated to prevent bloat and the need for a loading phase. Normally, water is held subcutaneously, which is what causes that bloated appearance. The powerful combination in the Defining and Hardening agent helps pull water into the muscle to create fullness instead. It’s everything you love about creatine and nothing you don’t.
Perfect for both men and women, Best Creatine Defined™ will help you increase lean muscle, reduce body fat and reveal a lean, chiseled physique.