R-alpha lipoic acid (R-ALA) is a form of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) that is more biologically active and absorbs into the body much more easily than other types of ALA. R-ALA is an acid that plays an important part in bodily functions such as the Krebs cycle and is known as the “universal antioxidant” due to its ability to assist with absorption of various other antioxidants such as glutathion and vitamins. R-ALA is a powerful antioxidant that is commonly known as the “universal antioxidant.” It supports healthy nerve function, brain function, and aids memory and cognition.* R-ALA promotes skin health, fortifies immune function, and aids metabolic function.* PLEASE NOTE: R-ALA has a low melting temperature that may cause your product to clump together. No loss of potency or efficacy occurs if it melts, but it may become a semi-solid rubbery mass. R-ALA may also have an unpleasant chemical flavor. This is normal and does not effect the quality of the product.* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.