Alpha Lipoic Acid: Energy Production, Antioxidant Activity and Health EffectsAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: November 2008
Reviews the role of alpha-lipoic acid in energy metabolism and cell redox regulation Addresses biochemical and clinical aspects Presents natural sources and analytical approaches Describes new technologies and applications Recently, there has been increased interest in identifying and making use of natural and synthetic antioxidants for the prevention of disease and the slowing of aging. In particular, a focus on alpha lipoic acid has led to unprecedented findings regarding oxidative stress. Broken into three sections, this volume brings together experts from across a number of fields who explain alpha lipoic acid's molecular structure, delve into its metabolic aspects and consider its clinical potential, including its antioxidant health benefits and its impact on diabetic neuropathy. Exceptionally comprehensive, the book covers analytical methods, bioavailability, and human pharmacokinetics, as well as new technological applications.