Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that may assist in weight loss through balancing blood sugar, storing carbohydrates in muscle cells instead of fat cells and also can suppress appetite. ALA is also used in high quality skincare products as its powerful antioxidant qualities assist with anti ageing.
Tim Ferriss discusses the fat loss benefits of ALA in his book :The 4 Hour Body. Tim uses ALA as part of his PAGG stack, P stands for Policosanol, A stands for ALA, G stands for Garlic and the other G stands for Green Tea. Of these 4 fat burning ingredients, Alpha Lipoic Acid is definitely the stand out as it has so many overall health benefits.
Apart from being used in many weight loss supplements and skincare Alpha Lipoic Acid is a great stand alone anti-oxidant for overall cell repair. Its strong anti-oxidant properties enable it to repair damaged cells in the human body.