Alpha-lipoic acid

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an organic compound made naturally in the body. It functions as a coenzyme in chemical reactions that generate energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It also demonstrates antioxidant activity. Food sources of ALA include red meat, spinach, broccoli and yeast 1.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Natural Medicines. Comprehensive Database. Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2003.