Benefits for Fat Loss and
Immediately following your workout,
the carbs you eat cause an insulin spike. Using R-ALA, you can channel more of
the glucose to the muscle cells instead of the fat cells gaining more lean muscle
mass without a concurrent gain in body fat.
Of particular interest to
the bodybuilder is the fact that r-ALA enables the muscles to increase the amount
of glucose that they absorb from the blood stream by increasing the number of
glut-4 transporters on the out-side of the myocites (muscle-cells) by almost 50%.
By forcing the glucose and nutrients into both the MUSCLE-cells and the fat-cells,
one can use ALA as a nutrient-partitioning agent.
The net result is an
increased muscle-gain over the long run with a smaller fat-gain. To give you a
quantitative idea, if a person gains 10lbs muscle and 10lbs fat in a bulking cycle
w/o ALA. He/she is likely to gain around 14lbs muscle and 6 lbs fat if he/she
would have taken ALA.
Antioxidant Home: Alpha
Lipoic Acid (ALA)