ALA is a nutritional coenzyme that is involved in energy metabolism of proteins, cardohydrates and fats, had physiological functions in blood glucose disposal, and is able to scavenge a number of free radicals. This powerful antioxidant may provide both preventive and therapeutic benefits in numerous conditions and diseases including diabetes, heart disease and even possible viruses.
This remarkable coenzyme, which occurs naturally in younger bodies, but gradually diminishes with age, may very well be one of your best defenses against disease and aging. ALA modifies certain chemicals that are required for energy metabolism, thereby providing the means by which these essential substances can enter the mitochondrion (the powerhouse of the cell).
Sufficient intake of ALA can greatly increase the amount of fuel burned in the cell, thereby augmenting the amount of energy available to your body for tasks such as muscle movement, growth, and repair of tissues.