The standard dose of alpha-lipoic acid is usually 300-600 mg, which corresponds to 1-2 tablets of the preparation. With the aim of prophylaxis, it is best to use 1 tablet a day, while in case of diabetes and increased physical activity, it is worth increasing the dose to 2 or even 3 tables a day.
Because of the fact that alpha-lipoic acid is very well-soluble both in water and fat, it does not have to be taken with a fatty meal. Its absorption does not require the presence of fatty acids in the intestines, therefore it may be taken also on an empty stomach.
Biotin (vitamin H, co-enzyme R) is in a group of B vitamins, due to the presence of sulphur compounds it is involved in the synthesis of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Also synthesized in the intestines. It enhances the production of hormones and regulates cholesterol levels. It reduces muscle pain. It prevents hair loss and graying of hair. It soothes the skin inflammations. No toxic effects. Often combined with other B group vitamins and vitamin A. The natural sources of biotin are: whole grain bread, yeast, eggs (yolk), milk, brown rice and cheese.
Daily demand: 100-300 mg per day