July 20, 2005
Kuraray Family Products Co., Ltd.
(The Kuraray Group)
Kuraray Family Products Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka; President: Yoshikazu Takamoto), which markets health foods and cosmetics, has commercialized a new dietary supplement combining alpha lipoic acid and L-carnitine. The new product will go on sale under the name Alpha Lipoic Acid / L-Carnitine Mix on August 5 in Japan. (90 tablets for ¥2,940, including tax.)
This dietary supplement will support the efforts of people wishing to improve their physique, combat middle-age spread or abdominal fat, or maintain the natural beauty of their skin, or who are concerned about free radicals and toxins.
The popularity of alpha lipoic acid as a health supplement is today on a par with that of coenzyme Q10. It was originally considered a pharmaceutical substance, but was approved as a food in the spring of 2004. The principal reasons for its popularity are:
The fat-burning power of Alpha Lipoic Acid / L-Carnitine Mix is heightened by the presence of L-carnitine, which is a fat-burner in its own right, and amino acids with fat-burning properties, including valine, leucine, isoleucine, and the vitamin B complex.
|Alpha lipoic acid||10mg|
|Mixed amino acids
(valine, leucine, isoleucine)