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Alpha-lipoic acid, Q10 and L-carnitine

Alpha lipoic acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is a sulphur-containing fatty acid and a natural component of our cells. The body can produce it itself, but small amounts can also be found in food.

The substance is not only involved in energy metabolism, but also has a major protective function against oxidative stress.

Alpha-lipoic acid has some significant differences to other antioxidants, which is why it can also be referred to as a superantioxidant :

  • is both fat- and water-soluble, which means it acts on all cell types and accumulates in various body tissues
  • can pass the blood-brain barrier and thus also protect the brain and strengthen memory
  • restores used antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione or coenzyme Q10) to their original active form and increases their effectiveness
  • detoxifies the body by forming complexes with (heavy) metals such as cadmium, iron, copper or mercury

Alpha lipoic acid has also been used successfully for years in medicine for various diseases such as diabetes, nerve damage or Alzheimer's disease:
The substance not only has an "only" antioxidant effect, but also inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, pain-reducing and neuroprotective and increases insulin sensitivity.

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10, also known as ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble substance and is found in every cell in our body. Without Q10, a sufficient supply of energy would not be possible. Although the body can also produce ubiquinone itself, the content in our organs decreases with increasing age and due to various diseases and medications (e.g. statins). This favours cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, increased susceptibility to infections and brain diseases (e.g. Parkinson's). In these cases, health benefits from an extra portion of the coenzyme. Although it is contained in some foods in trace amounts (e.g. cabbage, pulses, nuts, oilseeds), these quantities are generally not sufficient for a therapeutic effect.

Because the brains of young and healthy people also benefit from a good energy supply, coenzyme Q10 can help to improve cognitive abilities. This is definitely an advantage in today's competitive society.


L-carnitine is a dipeptide that consists of the two essential amino acids lysine and methionine, as well as the vitamins B3, B6, C and iron that can be formed in the body. In food, L-carnitine is found almost exclusively in meat. If your intake of the above nutrients is too low and you eat a meat-free diet, this can lead to a deficiency, which manifests itself in fatigue and reduced performance, for example.

Carnitine is needed to utilise the long-chain fatty acids found in food fats as an energy source. Both endurance athletes and our brain cells benefit from this additional energy through increased performance (physical and mental).

In addition, it has circulation-enhancing effects and positive effects on the immune system, which improves regeneration.

All these substances can be found in a concentrated load in our brain capsules Nutri-Plus Brainfood capsules. In addition, other selected plant ingredients ensure that this product raises your brain performance to a higher level. But more on this in this article: CLICK