Because antioxidants modulate the pathophysiology of oxidative stress/free radical damage and chronic inflammation they play a major role in preventing and halting neurodegeneration in TBI.
Alpha lipoic acid has two roles as it is a powerful antioxidant and an important player in producing cellular energy.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is unique as an antioxidant, it is both water- and fat-soluble. It also regenerates, extends and enhances the effect of other antioxidants, defending the body against free radical damage. Metabolically, alpha lipoic acid is an important coenzyme in the production of cellular energy (ATP). Image from: