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Triple Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

4.1 out of 5 (16)

Triple Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

Item: SWU319

  • Provides only the more active R isomer

  • Stabilized for rapid absorption

  • Universal antioxidant; extends the life of vitamins C and E

300 mg 30 Caps
Caps Size: 00

Retail $28.49
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"I will buy this whenever it goes on sale. My skin looks great when I take this." ~ product review by Chicagoan

  • Provides only the more active R isomer

  • Stabilized for rapid absorption

  • Universal antioxidant; extends the life of vitamins C and E

Swanson Ultra R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid features R isomer alpha-lipoic acid, the only form that occurs naturally in the human body, and the one responsible for most of alpha-lipoic acid's beneficial effects. This product provides R-alpha-lipoic acid bound through a patented process, making it a highly stabilized form of R-alpha-lipoic acid capable of delivering the antioxidant nutrient into the bloodstream faster than other forms.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

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)] 300 mg *

*Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Gelatin, rice flour, calcium palmitate.

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

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

Relative Size

Printable Pill Size Guide

Shipping Weight

.08 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pricey I had trouble with my legs and researched that this would be good. It seemed to make it worse for me. September 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by R --- REALLY? The hype on this product is that it is more effective / bioavailable than the straight Alpha Lipoic Acid. Sounded good, so I tried it. Upon regular, daily use of both forms for a long enough time (many months of each) to make a bona fide direct comparison between the two products, I came to the conclusion that while the R form is allegedly more bioavailable than the straight, regular form of Alpha Lipoic Acid, to me there is no perceptible advantage, and therefore no reason to pay more for the R form. If there is a benefit one way or the other, to me it is imperceptible and insignificant. I have not done any lab testing or individual, controlled, double-blind studies on this, so all I can go by is my own personal experience. There is a lot of good, reputable, published material that discusses the antioxidant, anti-aging, wellness importance and value of Alpha Lipoic Acid, and I believe that. I have cross-referenced it, and double-checked it out. I want to keep Alpha Lipoic Acid as part of my daily nutritional supplement regimen in the most beneficial, effective, and cost effective form and potency for me. I'm ready to reorder Alpha Lipoic Acid now, and I'm going to go back to the 600 mg. capsule of the straight stuff. It is less expensive than this R-Fraction form, and as far as I can tell from my own previous personal usage, it produces better bang for the buck. - - - Really. July 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not any more effective than drug store brands That's why I bought it; because I understand the drug store "Alpha Lipoic Acid" is half R and half S, R being the active ingredient. This didn't seem to be any more effective taken even in as many pills a day as the drug store variety. The only difference is it does not make your urine smell like you've eaten asparagus. :) March 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Don't be mislead! Yes this is very effective with the R-Isomer at 300mg however, do your research. You can get the same amount of R-Isomer in a 600mg dose of regular Alpha Lipoic Acid as it is a 50/50 mixture of R-Isomer and the ineffective S-Isomer at a much more reasonable price. December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for you, but pricey Highly bio available form of an essential, just wish it wasn't so expensive ! November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product Nice product and good price! Will repurchase. July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Right Dosage After doing research on this site and others about which supplements may have a positive effect on maintaining balanced glucose levels, R-ALA was deemed a good choice. And so it is! With paying stricter attention to diet and increasing exercise, adding R-ALA to the mix has definitely had a positive effect. May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by can say enough about this product This product worked so well on my face. been using it for about 23 months real loyal and see a real difference in the tightness of my skin thank you so much May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product Used as a part of liver health regimen. Expensive product but this is the best price I've found. April 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Soy allergy This product would be perfect if not for the soybean oil which is just enough to cause my heart palpitations and inflammation; for which I have to take a benadryl. March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product I will buy this whenever it goes on sale. My skin looks great when I take this. October 20, 2010
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