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Alpha-lipoic acid

The chemical, a powerhouse of energy production, also functions as an antioxidant, helping to eliminate disease-causing free radicals.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Foods & Sources

Although any healthy person should be capable of producing alpha-lipoic acid independently, there are many foods that also contain this powerful antioxidant.

Alpha-lipoic acid is found in both plants and animals. It is most abundant in red meat and organ meats like liver. Broccoli, spinach, potatoes and tomatoes contain smaller amounts; it would take seven pounds of spinach to obtain one milligram of alpha-lipoic acid.

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