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Swanson Ultra

Double-Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

Double-Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

Item: SWU250

  • Our most effective alpha lipoic acid supplement to date

  • Isolates the R-isomer, the only form found in the body for enhanced benefit

  • Stabilized form of R-alpha lipoic acid

100 mg 60 Caps
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MSRP $24.99
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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule

  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
R-Fraction Alpha-Lipoic Acid [from Bio-Enhanced® Na-RALA (sodium R-lipoic acid)] 100 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, calcium palmitate.

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

Bio-Enhanced® is a registered trademark of GeroNova, Inc.

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.10 lbs

  • Our most effective alpha lipoic acid supplement to date

  • Isolates the R-isomer, the only form found in the body for enhanced benefit

  • Stabilized form of R-alpha lipoic acid

For a more effective alpha lipoic acid supplement, try Swanson R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid. Conventional alpha lipoic acid supplements feature a 50-50 racemic blend of R and S isomers, but the R isomer is the only form that occurs in the human body, and it's the form responsible for most of alpha lipoic acid's beneficial effects. However, efforts to make an effective supplement containing only the R form have always been hampered by stability problems - until now.

Swanson Ultra Double-Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Double-Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That little extra I have been using this product for several years. Every morning I take one pill and it gives me that little extra energy to get me through the day.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did not do anything for me..perhaps its my fault Been taking alpha lipoic acid almost every day for 18 months. 300mg-600mg[varied] It absolutely works. I saw improvement in about 7 days after i begun taking it. There was a week or two week periods i was out of stock and skipped taking it. My body told me it was missing the supplement. I read R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid was better than alpha lipoic acid and stronger per mg Took R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid 100mg[2 a day] every day for 30 days. Did not do do anything---possibly i was not taking enough of the mg. I gave an excellent quality rating because it is Swanson's brand and we know their ingredients are top notch. Satisfaction excellent. Value excellent. Effectiveness fair, but it may just be fair to me. Summary, I likely will go back to alpha lipoic acid. Although not as strong as the R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid, possibly alpha lipoic acid may be more effective for some people. I dont return items as i am old fashion, i am sensitive to higher operating costs businesses have to endure. I may it another chance and even buy another bottle of R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid and increase the daily dose of mg
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good form of ALA The R form of ALA is best absorbed by body. Use for 60 days to feel optimum benefits.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IS R-FRACTION RIGHT? I took 600 mg. of Alpha Lipoic Acid daily for a number of years. I had read a lot about how good it would be for my health, wellness, and longevity. Then along came this R-Fraction version. Everything I read about it said it was better, with more bang for the buck. It had better be, because this is only a 100 mg. capsule vs the 300 mg. and 600 mg. capsules of the straight Alpha Lipoic Acid that were previously available and which I had been using. So far, so good. I always strive to take the finest and most effective form of every nutrient I consume. I notice no difference and still feel great since switching to this allegedly better version.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SwansonRAlphaLipoic So glad Swanson offers an R Alpha Lipoic acid. Have had good luck with this product.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS SUPPLEMENT what a great supplement...keep up the good work...R type ALA is what you really want!
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid My wife and I are taking R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid together with Swanson Ubiquinol and Acetyl L-Carnitine and of course Supreme C and Vitamin D3. These provided us the best optimum Anti-Oxidant combinations.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Awesome Youth Elixir & Antioxidant! 8vD If you want to stay young, vibrant, active and healthy you need the powerful and lasting antioxidant power this nutrient provides. Surpasses other touted antioxidants which are price far higher and you will notice immediate improvements when taking this for a few days. It even softens skin and speeds recovery from strenuous exercise too.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R Lipoic This has been of such a great help to me in so many ways! Thanks Swansons for making such a great product!
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific R-Fraction ALA is the most bio-available form of this essential nutrient. Wouldn't be without it. Yes, it's more costly than conventional ALA, but it is much more powerful and effective. It is best taken with 5mg of Biotin.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important In my quest for the "right stuff", as an aging male, I came across data that revealed this form of Alpha Lipoic Acid to be the best fit, best value for me (over 40). The R-Fraction is much more bio-available.
Date published: 2013-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best form of ALA Love this product. and am learning that I should have ordered more. Superantioxidant that keeps me healthy. R-Fraction is the best and most powerful form of ALA.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Soy allergy This product would be perfect if not for the soybean oil. It's just enough to cause my heart palpitations and inflammation; for which I have to take benadryl.
Date published: 2013-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ALA Research shows this is by far the best ALA available on the market. There is just no way to know if it really works! Hoping its long term benefits are true - only time will tell. Swanson's has the best price.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Swanson pricing better than large retailer! I have found these products increase mobility and longevity during extended days or task. They improve my overall stamina and resistance to extended effects and allows normal refreshment after restful sleep and recovery. Swanson is a great service to me in aplomb shipping and very reasonable pricing compared to large retailers.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from didn't expect such a great response I decided to take lipoic acid in combination with vitamin E (the mixed kind) and acetyl-L-Carnitine all together. I thought it would take weeks or even months before I could see any results but to my surprise within 24 hours I started seeing clear results. First the energy level was up, the same with my wife. My complexion was a lot better, just that made me really happy! I noticed that I don't get the same effect or not as strong when I take two of the three.
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product at fraction of others price This has worked for me and I do not like to be without it . Thank you Swanson.
Date published: 2011-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product of it's type The cheapest stabilized R-ALA product (on a cost-per-dose basis) I could find online after looking extensively. Quality however is not lower than other products.
Date published: 2011-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ALA This supplement was recommended by my doctor, Swanson offered what I needed at an affordable price and my order shipped very quickly so I an very satisfied. The only difficulty is that the white capsule looks exactly like another item I order from Swanson so they are easily mistaken for each other.
Date published: 2010-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R-ALA I switched to R-Fraction ALA 18 months ago after using mixed ALA for five years. R-ALA is the only form found in nature and is ten times as efficient as mixed ALA in my humble opinion. ALA is the universal antioxidant that is both water and oil soluble and regenerates vitamin C and E. ALA generates the master antioxidant, glutathione, that is not readily absorbed when taken orally.
Date published: 2010-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i use it nuff said i have use ALA for 7 years this is the best i have found for the money. Thanx Swanson
Date published: 2009-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better form of supplement I started using ALA at the suggestion of my health care practitioner. I found that the product I purchased at the drug store without the R-fraction caused an acid stomach. After reading another review on this site, I decided to try this R-fraction product. I don't have any trouble with it and will wait a bit longer to see if it is effective as a supplement.
Date published: 2009-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lipoic Acid This form of alpha lipoic acid is the only form to take as the R form is the only form that is proven to provide all the benefits of lipoic acid including maintaining health blood sugar and healthy insulin response; boosting glutathione in cells which is a master antioxidant required and made in every cell in the body and particularly the liver; and providing improved mitchondrial antioxidant protection and energy levels. Regenerates C and E and is effective in fat and water soluble locations in cells along with being a proven antiaging nutrient with much research.
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best form of ALA According to the research this is the best of ALA around. Swanson has the best price for this so its a no brainer. There is no way to know if it really works but I am going to believe in the research and hope it has long term benefits.
Date published: 2009-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R-ALA less acid on the stomach in the morning, and works 10x better than 'standard' ALA
Date published: 2008-11-19
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