Alpha Lipoic Acid is water and oil-soluble for maximum effect in all tissues. It works synergistically with antioxidant vitamins at a cellular level. Alpha Lipoic Acid has distinctive free-radical scavenging properties. Recent studies show Alpha Lipoic Acid sustains energy production. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like antioxidant, sometimes referred to as the “universal antioxidant.” ALA is manufactured in the body and is found in some foods, particularly liver and yeast.