In researching information about endothelial cell health and function I stumbled across information regarding lipoic acid and cardiovascular health. Sometimes referred to as alpha lipoic acid this vital “co-factor” for enzymatic reactions is critically important for optimizing energy conversion in your mitochondria.
What are Mitochondria?
These are the energy factories of your cells and play a huge role in the aging process. At least in theory. First proposed in 1972 by Denman Harman, the mitochondrial theory on aging centers on accumulated damage to the DNA of mitochondria. This leads to increased free radical stress coupled with a decrease in cellular energy production.
So how does this relate to lipoic acid and cardiovascular health? Read More →