Ast Sports Nutrition R-Ala-200, 90 Capsules
R-ALA is a potent and effective "universal" antioxidant. It quenches free radicals in virtually all tissues in the body. R-ALA also exhibits insulin-like effects allowing greater nutrient uptake into muscle tissue. R-ALA 200 uses the more effective "r" isomer for a potent, very efficient and effective performance nutrient.
R-ALA increases your muscles uptake of glycogen. This increases muscle cell volume and contributes to that full pumped feeling when you workout.
This is a very desirable effect as the increase in muscle glycogen also increases other important nutrient transport that contributes to cell volume and muscle growth.
R-ALA is not a thermogenic but it does appear to contribute to favorable body composition changes. This is believed to be due to a nutrient partitioning effect where nutrients are channeled more to lean tissue and away from fat tissue.
R-ALA will help enhance the efficiency of many different supplements. One in particular is Creatine HSC. R-ALA will help enhance the absorption of creatine into the muscle cell by providing a transport vehicle by it's unique ability to mimic insulin. As we said in an earlier answer, you must use R-ALA in a capsule form and not in a pre-mixed powder.
R-ALA is also one of the most potent antioxidants available. And, when taken with other antioxidants it actually enhances their antioxidant abilities.
About AST Sports Nutrition AST Sports Science is committed to constant advancement of scientifically based sports nutrition supplements. They are dedicated to scientifically and medically supported research as a backbone to supporting nutritional advancement designed to enhance athletic performance metabolic function and promote optimum health and well being. Through dedicated effort and peerless foresight AST Sports Science is committed to introducing to the athletic community new effective and "state-of-the-art" performance enhancing products. Products that are backed by science and based on the concept of enhancing metabolic pathways to increase performance.