Alpha Lipoic Acid powder is a vital ingredient that helps the body produce energy. Alpha-lipoic acid, with its powerful ability to combat free radicals that enter your cells, can shield you from numerous health conditions at the cellular level.
What is alpha-lipoic Acid?
According to Wikipedia, alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an organosulfur compound derived from caprylic acid, and it’s naturally found in the body of humans and animals. ALA plays a primary role in cell energy production.
The alpha-lipoic acid powder is in yellow needle-like crystals with a molecular formula of C8H14O2S2. Alpha-lipoic acid has many other names, such as α-lipoic acid, thioctic acid, (±)-α-Lipoic acid, etc. Its IUPAC name is (R)-5-(1,2-Dithiolan-3-yl)pentanoic acid.
The CAS number of Alpha lipoic acid is 1077-28-7, and the molecular weight is 206.32. Alpha lipoic acid has many different forms with different potency and absorption. Some popular derivates and forms include R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ethyl 6,8-dichlorooctanoate, R-(+)- ALA SODIUM, R-(+)-ALA TROMETHAMINE, Lipoamide, R-alpha-Lipoic acid tromethamine salt, etc.
Forms of Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid is the racemic RS-ALA, a racemic mixture of isomers of S-LA (S-Alpha Lipoic Acid) and R-LA (R-Alpha Lipoic Acid). Most ALA supplements contain 300mg of R-ALA and 300mg of S-ALA in a single capsule dosage.
alpha Lipoic Acid VS R-Lipoic Acid
They are different compounds. Alpha lipoic acid is the most commercially available form of lipoic acid. As mentioned above, alpha-lipoic acid consists of a 50/50 mixture of R-LA and S-LA.
In nature, R-ALA is the only version available and the version your body needs. S-ALA is unnatural, and a synthetic byproduct of the manufacturing process.
All in all, R-LA is the active, natural form of Alpha-lipoic acid. The Alpha S-lipoic acid occurs when ALA is synthetically manufactured, creating both the S-form and the active R-form. Generally speaking, the S-form is most likely inactive.
Stability and Absorption
The racemic form of ALA is stable, safe, and effective, with more peer-reviewed studies than the R-ALA. Almost all forms of R-ALA are unstable, except for certain patented forms that cost several times as much as generic versions; the generic versions of R-ALA may become racemic RS-ALA within weeks or months and not meet label claims.
R-lipoic acid is not stable when separated from the S-lipoic acid form. If r-lipoic acid is exposed to temperatures above room temperature, it quickly becomes an insoluble adhesive polymer.
The CAS number of R-ALA is 1200-22-2, while the cas # of ALA is 1077-28-7. They are different ingredients. And their prices differ greatly. The pricing of R-ALA can be 4 to 5 times higher than the ALA raw material. If you want a free quote for a specific quantity, please send an inquiry to us directly by clicking the inquiry button.
ALA and Biotin
A combination of ALA and biotin promotes glutathione synthesis. The formula also helps the body’s carbohydrate metabolism.
Where to buy ALA bulk powder?
Wuxi Cima Science Co., Ltd is among the top 3 manufacturers of Alpha Lipoid Acid in China, possibly also in the top 3 in the world. The manufacturing capacity is over 1000 tons annually, and ready stock is available all year round.
Cima Science is committed to quality, purity, and integrity. All ingredients are through rigorous testing to ensure they are 100% contaminant-free. Cima quality testing includes but is not limited to Purity (HPLC), Potency (HPLC), Identity (HPLC, FTIR or HPTLC), Microbiology (aerobic bacterial count, yeast and mold, Salmonella, E. coli, and more), and Heavy Metals & Metal Assays (ICP-MS).
Cima is your trusted source of non-GMO ingredients with gluten-free options, making it soy-friendly. If you want to try bulk Alpha Lipoid-acid(ALA) powder in your supplement formula, please get in touch with the Cima sales team for a quotation, and you’ll get a reply immediately.