ALA/ALC

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Readers Digest published a six-page report on anti-aging and the
importance of these two proven ingredients. When taken together
they called this powerful combination:
“The Pill That May End Aging”— Readers Digest, Nov. 2004
Last year researchers at the University of California at Berkeley published the
results of new studies on the anti-aging health effects of Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)
and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA). The evidence is compelling and the results show
you can, in fact, reverse the effects of age, improve your health, and add to your
longevity using this advanced anti-aging supplement.
Studies show that Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA), an anti-aging supplement can reverse
the effects of aging while improving your health and adding years to your
longevity. As we progress into our later years, we have a lower energy demand
and our eating habits change. The result is a reduction in energy metabolism. Our
ALA/ALC boosts your energy while working to reverse age-related changes that
occur to the body later in life.  
Additional benefits of SouthFit ALA/ALC:
·         Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps You Convert Vitamin C and E Effectively
·         ALA Helps Increase Glutathione, Which Helps with Cell Detoxification
·         Can Help with Healthier Skin
·         Helps with Diabetes or Higher Blood Sugar Levels
·         Avoids High Cholesterol Levels
·         Assists Those Affected by Cataracts (in early stages)
·         Helps Protect the Lens and Retina of the Eye, Slows Down Eye Degeneration, also Helps Alleviate Glaucoma
·        Alpha Lipoic Acid is Used to Treat and Detoxify the Liver
 
Highly Credible Study Reveals Amazing Benefits
The University of California at Berkeley published the results of new studies on the anti-aging effects of
ALA/ALC. The results show, in fact, that you can reverse the effects of aging.  In addition, a landmark
study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and produced by noted
biochemist Bruce Ames and a team of scientists, describes the powerful synergistic abilities of Alpha
Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) to significantly fight aging. Together, these two nutrients
were shown to help fight diabetes, maintain proper cognitive function, support heart health, support energy
production, protect the body from radiation and chemical toxins, and maintain and build immunity. This
anti-aging supplement supports a wide range of health needs.
 
SouthFit ALA/ALC Two Products-in-One
Our ALA/ALC has both Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid, two highly researched anti-aging
ingredients combined into one powerful daily supplement that fights biological aging.
 
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (500mg): ALC has been shown to protect cells throughout the body against age-related
degeneration. Additional clinical research on ALC has shown improved mood, memory and cognition.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (225 mg): ALA may be the most important anti-aging antioxidant discovered in the last
25 years. It is essential to your body in the production of energy and one of the most powerful antioxidants
known to science.
Super Ingredient Number One: Alpha Lipoic Acid, the Universal Antioxidant.
Alpha Lipoic Acid has a unique characteristic in that it is both water and fat-soluble.  Because of this, it is
often referred to as the universal antioxidant as it can affect and relieve the oxidation stress we place on
our systems in just about all areas of the body.
 
Protects Against Cancer
There are many published studies and scientific reports that provide strong evidence that Alpha Lipoic
Acid defends against cancerous cells.  ALA can actually enter affected cells and prevent the further growth
of mutant cells that cause cancer.  Further, Alpha Lipoic Acid also enhances our immune function which is
our first line of defense against contracting cancer.  It does this by totally neutralizing free radicals that
would normally impair and compromise our body’s immune system.
 
A Highly Effective Detoxifier
Alpha Lipoic Acid has demonstrated its unique ability to neutralize toxic metals such as lead, mercury and
cadmium.  Our bodies are exposed to these toxins every day from exhaust fumes from the vehicles we
drive, from cigarette smoke, secondhand smoke, and more frequently from contaminated seafood we eat
that is poisoned by our dumping of contaminated waste into the ocean. Many people are also affected by
dental fillings which can poison our bodies over long periods of time.  Not only does ALA protect us by
detoxifying our bodies from these and other toxins, it nullifies them and helps remove them at a deep
cellular level.
 
Reduces Bad Cholesterol
Alpha Lipoic Acid can reduce elevated LDL Cholesterol by as much as 40 percent.  This is the cholesterol
that can harden in the arteries, create blockages and lead to a stroke or heart attack.  It is also well-
established that ALC/ALA can reduce total serum cholesterol and prevent it from oxidizing in our bodies. 
ALA is very heart friendly as it can improve the oxygen uptake of the heart and, as the LDL cholesterol is
lowered, may have a positive effect on lowering blood pressure. In other words, ALA is very heart
beneficial and should be part of any preventative measures against heart disease for seniors.
 
Alpha Lipoic Acid Side Effects
ALA has few, if any, side effects. The recommended daily dose is between 50mg to 100mg. Higher doses
can cause nausea and upset stomachs (taking this with meals helps to avoid any discomfort). Excessive
doses can even lead to low blood sugar. Taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can sometimes lead to a mild and
relaxed feeling, leading to better well-being.
 
Acetyl-L-Carnitine, the Anti-aging Supplement of Choice
Maintaining a good quality of life as we age is very important. Acetyl-L-Carnitine is the supplement of
choice to help maintain this good quality of health while aging gracefully.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a nutrient responsible for the transportation of the long-chain fatty acids into the
energy-producing centers of the cells, known as mitochondria. In other words, L-Carnitine helps the body
convert fatty acids into energy. The body produces L-Carnitine in the liver and kidneys and stores it in the
skeletal muscles, heart, brain, and sperm. When we age, we may need L-Carnitine supplements to
maintain the proper balance.
 
Increased Energy
As we mature in age, we have a lower energy demand and eating habits change. For example, we usually
consume less meat. At the same time, the dietary intake of L-Carnitine and the nutrients required to make
L-Carnitine is reduced. This results in a reduction in energy metabolism due to lower L-Carnitine levels,
which can be restored by L-Carnitine supplementation. In one recent study, L-Carnitine was shown to
partly reverse age-related changes of energy and metabolism in elderly females.
 
Food for the Brain
Aging induces several functional changes in our brain. Blood supply to the brain decreases as we age and
the number of neurons diminishes (the brain cells that specialize in transmitting information). The result is
we think a little slower and our memory begins to slip. We just aren’t quite as sharp as we were a few
years back. Many studies and research programs have shown supplementation with L-Carnitine
significantly improves mental status and brain function in maturing adults over 50.  ALC can reduce your
risk of Alzheimer's disease and may slow its progression. It is also currently being used to successfully
treat Parkinson's disease.
 
Anti-aging Benefits
L-Carnitine can be regarded as the ideal nutrient for a long life. Aside from being an incredible anti-aging
nutrient, it also has been shown to be beneficial for multiple medical conditions, including cardiovascular
disease such as angina and congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disease, obstructive lung disease,
and many others. SouthFit ALA/ALC has 500mg of L-Carnitine, which provides the proper amount that
seniors need to stay healthy in both mind and body.
 
Obesity and Weight Management
A number of studies have shown the beneficial effects of dietary L-Carnitine for weight management in
humans.  When used in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and moderate exercise, L-Carnitine
supplementation resulted in a much greater loss in body weight in obese people, a decrease in low density
lipoprotein (LDL) and blood sugar levels and a reduction in blood pressure.  Numerous clinical studies
provide evidence that supplementary L-Carnitine may contribute to optimal fat oxidation and along with
dietary changes and exercise, L-Carnitine supplementation may promote a healthier body weight. It,
therefore, can be an important part of your weight management program.
 
Heart and Cardiovascular Health
Clinical data indicates that L-Carnitine supplementation can positively support healthy heart muscle, can
significantly increase heart muscle viability, and is beneficial in supporting a healthy heartbeat. Other
clinical research data indicates that L-Carnitine supplementation is helpful in maintaining healthy
cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
 
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