Author:Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-09-15 Origin:Site
As the lipoic acid in the human body is actually very small, and it will decrease with age, it must be taken from outside the body. Potatoes, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables and meats such as liver are rich in lipoic acid, but eating only these things is still too slow for the intake of lipoic acid (30g of spinach also only contains 0.005mg of lipoic acid) ), thus the emergence of nutritional supplements. However, since lipoic acid was used as a medicine for diabetes at the beginning, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan classified it as a medicine, but in fact, it has many functions in addition to curing diabetes. Therefore, in June 2004, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan classified it as a medicine. Reclassify it from medicine to food. Then we will introduce its function:
Since it was originally used as a treatment for diabetes, of course it must have such a function. In fact, lipoic acid is mainly used to prevent the combination of sugar and protein, which means it has an "anti-glycation" effect, so it can easily stabilize the blood sugar level. Therefore, it used to be used as a vitamin to improve metabolism for patients with liver disease and diabetics. Taking.
Lipoic acid has the function of strengthening liver activity, so it was also used as an antidote for food poisoning or metal poisoning in the early stage.
Because lipoic acid can increase the energy metabolism rate and effectively convert the food eaten into energy, it can quickly eliminate fatigue and make the body feel less tired.
The constituent molecules of lipoic acid are quite small, so it is one of the few nutrients that can reach the brain. It also has continuous antioxidant activity in the brain and is considered to be quite effective for improving dementia.
In Europe, studies have specifically focused on lipoic acid as an antioxidant, and found that lipoic acid can protect liver and heart damage, inhibit the occurrence of cancer cells in the body, and relieve allergies, arthritis and asthma caused by inflammation in the body.
Lipoic acid has surprising antioxidant capacity, can remove the active oxygen components that cause skin aging, and because the molecule is smaller than vitamin E, and it is both water-soluble and fat-soluble, the skin absorbs quite easy. (CoQ10, which is widely used in Taiwan, is fat-soluble, and its biggest disadvantage is that it is not easy to absorb.) Because of its excellent effect on dark circles, wrinkles and spots, and its enhanced metabolic function, the body’s blood circulation will be better and the skin’s The dullness can be improved, and the pores will become smaller, making it enviable and delicate skin. Therefore, lipoic acid is also the No. 1 anti-aging nutrient that keeps pace with Q10 in the United States.
In addition, as long as enough lipoic acid is taken in, the damage of ultraviolet rays to the skin can be minimized from the body, and it can also alleviate the skin damage caused by age and generate new skin, maintain the skin's moisture, and activate the body's circulation. And improve the physique that tends to be cold.