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Swanson Ultra

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Item: SWU167

  • Provides uniquely effective support for healthy metabolic processes

  • Well known for its ability to rejuvenate other antioxidants like vitamins C and E

  • Delivers 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid per capsule

  • Favorite among anti-aging regimens!

600 mg 60 Caps
Caps Size: 00

Retail $12.99
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  • Provides uniquely effective support for healthy metabolic processes

  • Well known for its ability to rejuvenate other antioxidants like vitamins C and E

  • Delivers 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid per capsule

  • Favorite among anti-aging regimens!

Get high-powered antioxidant protection and nutritional support for healthy carbohydrate metabolism with our most potent alpha lipoic acid supplement ever! Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful free-radical fighter well known for its ability to rejuvenate other antioxidants like vitamins C and E. At higher intakes, it provides uniquely effective support for healthy metabolic processes. Our convenient capsules deliver a potent 600 mg of this valuable nutrient to accommodate even the most demanding nutritional regimens.


Q: Does this product contain only the R isomer?
A: It is a blend of both R and S isomers.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 600 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Gelatin, calcium laurate, silica, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber).

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule one to two times per day with water.

Relative Size

Printable Size Guide

Shipping Weight

.16 lbs

Swanson Ultra Alpha Lipoic Acid Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product I've been using alpha lipoic acid for years, and there's extensive research in books and on-line about it's health benefits. The Swanson brand provides 600 mg. of ala per capsule without unnecessary additives and fillers, and is reasonably priced. July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Approval Dosage & price are unbeatable only surpassed by quality! April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I switched to 300 mg twice per day. This IS a great product. HOWEVER, for me, it makes more sense to get it in the 300 mg capsule and take one in the morning and one in the evening. I think that that gives me better coverage. It is a tiny bit more expensive this way, but I am very pleased to have made the change. December 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by satisfied customer I have been ordering this product for over a year. I cannot find a similar product locally for a similar price. July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by balancing Alpha lipoic acid helps the regenerate cells and is a must have April 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Why the 'S' isomer? If only they would remove the S-Isomer and leave only the R-Isomer. At this price it would be sales dynamite. In a smaller capsule with little or no filler I could sell this stuff by the truck load. March 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Powdery mess I finally gave up buying this product from Swanson, since the capsules are always covered with the product, as if one had come apart in the bottle. Even though I was careful to wipe off the powder before ingesting the capsule I coughed each time I had one. After several bottles I finally bought some on another site, and am so glad I did. I cannot fathom why this one product of Swanson's is of such poor quality. February 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by R-frction From all that I have read on Alpha Lipoic Acid, the Right-Fraction is the only form of this acid that is of any value to the human body. Therefore, I feel that I have wasted my money, time and potential health benefits by taking the wrong form of this product. December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good antioxidant I take this antioxidant as part of my anti-aging regime and have had very good results. It's not the fountain of youth, but I've found it helpful in giving me an overall healthy & vital look. October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by good combo Excellent for combining with NAC. Has beneficial effects that you'll have to look up yourself. Pricing is nice when on a sale. September 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not for Me 600mg gave me headaches compared to 300mg of Triple Strength R-Fraction Lipoic Acid, so I am switching back. I just wish they didn't use rice filler in the latter. August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not sure Yet Read good reviews. Still checking out what it can do for me and the husband. Hard to tell when you take so many other things. I will continue to take for now. January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alpha Lipoic Acid Appreciated the quick service and fast delivery of a good quality product. December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ala good product for youre eyes and blood December 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Exothermic This high dose of ALA got hot in my stomach. It got so warm it scared me, and I drank a lot of cold water with it to try to offset it. I don't think it did any harm, but it was very uncomfortable. I tried it a second time to be sure it wasn't another supplement causing this effect. I had to return this. I would recommend being certain of the dose you want before ordering. December 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good deal Good product,now I moved up to r-fraction alpha L and like it even better November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by as advertised; met my expectations After reviewing studies on ALA and NAC, I tried various products. I found that the Swanson brand was more effective than competing brands at the same claimed dosage. I am very happy with the quality and consistency. November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast Service / Great Price First of all, the product arrived very promptly. After searching around the internet, I found that Swanson offered a very reasonable price. I am a long-time customer and will continue to "shop Swanson first" for all my supplement needs. August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DOUBLE UP ON THE REAL DEAL I first started using Alpha Lipoic Acid when Swanson had their 300 mg. capsules on BOGO. My research told me that I should use 600 mg. daily, but the BOGO on the 300 mg. potency was too good to pass up. . . . And besides, it was no big deal to take 2 at a time. On a regular basis, I now buy this ALA 600 mg. potency. I take one capsule with 2 of Swanson's Acetyl L-Carnitine 500 mg. capsules every morning, because the combination of these two super-star nutritional factors are used by the body's MITOCHONDRIA in every single cell to PRODUCE THE ENERGY necessary for that cell to work. In addition, Alpha Lipoic Acid is a Super-Star Antioxidant in its own right. I feel that I am hitting a double here. Do not be alarmed when, after you take your Alpha Lipoic Acid, your urine has an unusual odor. This is just a natural phenomenon like when you eat asparagus. Just be sure to drink plenty of healthful fluids daily, at least 8 glasses or cups are pretty universally recommended of PURE water, green tea, natural juice without sugar or high fructose corn syrup, even black coffee is okay. . . . no sodas, regular or diet, count as healthful hydrating. There are other pure and healthful liquids that count as positive hydration, like coconut water and natural mineral water like San Pellegrino, so be sure to not only provide all the vital fluid your body needs on a daily basis, but also flush out your kidneys thoroughly every day. After a while, most people find that they don't notice an unusual odor to their urine caused by Alpha Lipoic Acid if they are hydrating sufficiently and properly. I doubly recommend this fantastic 600 mg. Alpha Lipoic Acid capsule from Swanson. Also, note that from other sources, other brands of ALA cost around double (or more) what Swanson charges for this, THE REAL DEAL. May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by More mg per $ I use this product daily. I like the size of the capsule. May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product At a doctor's recommendation, I have been using ALA for 4 years or more. It was really hard to find the 600 mg strength without going to a health food store. I even ordered this product on line through other companies, but had trouble getting the 600 mg strength, which was so expensive even on line. Then I discovered Swanson Vitamins and was amazed at the prices and products available. I immediately started ordering my ALA from Swanson and haven't looked back once. April 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Value Good to find this--alpha-lipoic acid--at the 600mg dosage, vs. the 300, and at a great price. April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good stuff Best price I can find and good quality. April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great product, I have been using this product for several years and an convinced it has protected my overall health. March 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weight loss I bought this product because I heard that it might be useful for weight loss. I haven't been taking it long enough to notice any results, but will continue to purchase and use it. March 6, 2013
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