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Swanson Ultra

Regular Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

Regular Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

Item: SWU251

  • 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

50 mg 60 Caps
Caps Size: 1

MSRP $16.49
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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)] 50 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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.09 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

Swanson R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid is a step above traditional alpha lipoic acid supplements. 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. This form achieves maximum R-alpha lipoic acid concentrations in plasma after 30 minutes that are up to 8-10 times greater than those reached by regular (racemic) alpha lipoic acid supplements.

Swanson Ultra Regular Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Regular Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of THE BEST Supplements Available In the 24 years I've been selling / educating the public about supplements, this advanced form of Lipoic Acid is perhaps the 2nd most versatile and effective supplement I've ever seen (only behind Pycnogenol-brand Pine Bark Extract). R-Lipoic Acid is a truly effective "healthy aging" supplement, because it helps protect your brain, eyes, blood sugar, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and other vital organs, tissues and systems throughout your body. Government regulations keep me from giving you precise details as to the many ways R-Lipoic Acid benefits human health. Taking this with high quality vitamins C and E, and coenzyme Q10 has been proven by leading antioxidant scientists to provide your body with maximum antioxidant protection from head to toe. I honestly consider R-Lipoic Acid to be a vital part of any serious "healthy aging supplement regimen". I cannot recommend this product too strongly!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let me start off by saying I have been selling & evaluating supplements for nearly 25 years. With that said, of the thousands of supplements I have sold / evaluated, R-Lipoic Acid is one of my 2 all-time favorite ingredients (along with Pycnogenol pine bark extract). To say the versatility of this ingredient is extraordinary would be a huge understatement! Virtually every part of your body can benefit from R-Lipoic Acid. I would absolutely classify it as a true "anti-aging supplement". It is THAT good. Unfortunately, government regulations keep me from mentioning the specific ways it can help you ward off the many ailments associated with the aging process...both for your body and brain. But one thing I can tell you is that R-Lipoic Acid makes other antioxidants work better...specifically vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, and n-acetyl-cysteine, among others. R-Lipoic Acid is also the only antioxidant native to your body that is both water- and fat-soluble. This means it works EVERYWHERE inside & outside of your 100 trillion cells. When people ask me "If there was only one supplement you could take, what would it be?", without hesitation, I tell them "R-Lipoic Acid"! This may be the single greatest endorsement I can give this extraordinary supplement . Lastly, I am a huge fan of this rare 50 mg dosage, as the typical 100 mg dose is too strong for my body.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural energy and skin improvement This is a wonderful product that provides energy without any jitters. I take this every other day, between other Swanson supplements. I also noticed a quick difference in my skin. It looks brighter, smoother, and less dry. Just an amazing supplement that you can actually feel working. :)
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for a great product I now take Swanson's r-fraction alpha lipoic acid instead of the alpha lipoic acid I used to take. I love this product. It's a great value for this supplement, and I'll definitely continue to order it on a regular basis.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product. I first used the traditional alpha lipoic acid with mediocre results. So my healthcare professional suggested to switch to R-Fraction alpha lipoic acid to get the most beneficial effects. The beneficial effects are much greater than the traditional acid and it improved my health greatly. I can recommend this product.
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from R-Fraction ALA I used this in response to 4Hour Body stack recommendation...not really sure if it did anything, but had no problems with this supplement (reflux, etc...). Its a low dose, so a good start for anyone new to taking this product.
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from r fraction ALA best price and good quality product
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential I was amazed at what this product can do for your health. Swanson provides detailed info on their products and this one convinced's all about health at the 'cellular" level.
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I take it with NAC I've been taking alpha lipoic acid for about 14 years, as it was recommended by my orthomolecular doctor as one of the most important supplements. Later I learned that taking it with NAC was even better.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so glad that i found R-alpha lipoic acid 50 mg I am so glad that i found this R-alpha lipoic acid 50 mg is what i need, i decided to do what i think is the right thing to do, i am going to most certainly keep using it and paying attention to my results but i am pretty impressed with it so far, R-ALA is the active isomer of ALA in a concentrated form..higher energy levels, it's a great value supplement with a ton of added benefit, i use this everyday now, i just take a few capsules a day and within a month, it's a good supplement that i am happy to have stuck with...but even gives benefits that you just can't find in other supplements, each capsule provides me with what i need, i feel great, and look great as well..thanks swanson
Date published: 2013-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On the fence I guess these work. I take so many other supplements that is hard to tell. I just was told this is more effective that ALA and it is needed in our body.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from R-Fraction ALA I find that I do have more energy since starting to take R-Fraction. That 4 o'clock slump during the work day doesn't happen anymore for me. I feel more evenly paced with my energy level.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No stomach issues here I've switched to the R-fraction form of ALA. I've found I can take a smaller dosage with the same effect as what a used to take of the regular ALA. I feel this helps me get more use out of the other vitamins I take, so I can take less of them too. Don't know for sure though. Anyway, its a regular part of my vitamin regimen.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A supplement that has decent research I still use regular ALA but after a bit of research I have decided to supplement it with the R-faction version. Once again if you may not feel anything from taking it but early research shows a variety of possible long term benefits that have been proven through research. What it ultimately may do for you one can not say but it has been shown to help a variety of issues.
Date published: 2011-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Increase in energy, decrease appetite I have been taking 50mg R- ALA for only a week and it has given me such energy to run and do many things that I never was able to to. In addition to this, it helps me to be less hungry and able to keep my weight down. It may help with my skin, too, I am not sure, because my skin has been smoother, but I have also started using honey and another face cream about the same time so I can't tell which works to give me smoother skin. I don't plan to stop any of them so I may never know for sure. This R-ALA is great!!! It's one of the best supplements that I have ever taken with so many benefits: it helps to keep my weight where it should be and at the same time it gives me a lot of energy. Just what I was looking for! Thank you, Swanson, for making it affordable and for your great service. In fact, sometimes I bought and tried some things that didn't work for me, and I didn't return them, even the unopened bottles. I figured I didn't want to rip you guys off since you have provided us with great prices and service already (-:
Date published: 2010-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I have acid stomach immediately after taking standard ALA. This R-fraction ALA does not cause this trouble. I like it.
Date published: 2010-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has Good Potential The R-form of Alpha Lipoic Acid supposedly has some very beneficial qualities that make it worthwhile as a general supplement. I use it for its preventative qualities and any other good it may do.
Date published: 2009-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Alpha Lipoic Acid value I had previously been using one of the lower potencies of Swanson Alpha Lipoic Acid, but wanted to go to a higher level of protection. I tried the 50mg "R" fraction (SWU251) and found that I began feeling noticeably more comfortable; as if I had gained strength. Later on, I decided to try the Ultra High Potency 600mg type, just to see what kind of difference it made. However, I found it a little too strong for my particular body. So I'll be going back to the 50mg "R" fraction as my preferred choice.
Date published: 2007-10-05
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