Also called Thioctic acid, it is synthesized by our liver cells, but in insufficient quantities to meet the needs, especially with advancing age. Ubiquitous in nature, the missing share is in-taken from food, especially spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, peas, Brussels sprouts, red meat and animal offal (heart, liver, kidneys).
This important vitamin has the particular characteristic of being similar to both fatty (lipophilic) and aqueous (hydrophilic) molecules, protecting them from free radicals damage. It acts both as a powerful natural antioxidant, protecting and regenerating cell membranes and as an anti-inflammatory.
It also has the ability to regenerate Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10 and Glutathione, increasing their bioavailability.
Therefore, in cosmetics it represents an indispensable ingredient in anti-aging, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory formulations.
Participates in the repair of damaged skin caused by the sun or environmental pollutants.
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