Lipoic Acid or Thioctic Acid
Alpha-lipoic acid or Thioctic acid isa molecule with extraordinary protective properties against the harmful effects of the reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Because of its hydrosoluble and liposoluble characteristics, it acts in every area of the organism, regenerates other biological antioxidants and is an efficient chelator of metals that accelerate ROS formation (iron, copper). Thioctsaeure is specially indicated during the manifestations of chronological ageing and cutaneous photoaging wrinkles, melasma and when there is an increase of antioxidant requirements stress, nicotinism, alcohol, environmental contamination, excess of sun, sports). The efficacy of alpha-lipoic acid has been evaluated in cases of diabetes, burning mouth syndrome and iron overload.