Do I need to take biotin with alpha-lipoic acid? If supplemental biotin is desired by lipoic acid users it is likely better to consume biotin at least three hours after lipoic acid to insure both nutrients are maximally absorbed.
What increases absorption of alpha-lipoic acid? Scientific evidence for the health benefit of supplemental ALA has been inconclusive. Studies show that about 30% to 40% of the oral dose of an ALA supplement is absorbed. ALA may be better absorbed if it is taken on an empty stomach.
What is the function of the biotin? Your body needs biotin to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Biotin is often recommended for strengthening hair and nails, and it’s found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin. Like all B vitamins, it is a water soluble, meaning the body does not store it.
Why Is Biotin Added To Alpha Lipoic Acid
Get the antioxidant benefits of alpha-lipoic acid with the added support of biotin in a twice-a-day capsule form to promote liver and nerve health and protect against oxidation.