Q: What is Minus-10?
A: Minus-10 is a sustained-release Alpha-Lipoic Acid that helps with cellular rejuvenation. The breakthrough technology of its patented sustained-release formula finally enables us to harness the amazing antioxidant properties of Alpha-Lipoic Acid.†
Q: What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid?
A: Known as “the universal antioxidant”, Alpha-Lipoic Acid (or ALA) neutralizes free radicals to help promote cell integrity and health. It also works with enzymes throughout the body to speed up the process involved in energy production. It is produced in very small amounts naturally in the body.†
Q: What is an antioxidant?
A: An antioxidant is a molecule that helps prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.†
Q: What are free radicals?
A: Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that form when oxygen is metabolized or burned by the body. They are triggered by pollution, sun, stress, and other environmental factors. Free radicals can cause cellular damage by disrupting the structure and function of other molecules (e.g. proteins, lipids, DNA), an effect believed to contribute to aging and various health problems.†
Q: There are other ALA products on the market. What makes Minus-10 different?
A: Regular Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is in and out of your system in less than 30 minutes, so it’s gone before it can get absorbed by your body’s cells. Natrol has developed a controlled, sustained-release formula to allow the ALA in Minus-10 to stay in your system for up to 4 hours per dose. The extended time allows for benefits that would not be attainable with regular ALA.
Q: Who should use Minus-10?
A: Minus-10 is recommended for anybody who wants the benefits of a powerful antioxidant—both men and women. Patients being treated for poor blood glucose control, and women who are pregnant or lactating should consult their physicians before using this product and take appropriate precautions.
Q: How do I take Minus-10?
A: Take two tablets on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast. Take 1-2 tablets with water in the afternoon, 30 minutes before eating.
Q: Should Minus-10 replace my other vitamins?
A: No. Minus-10 contains Alpha-Lipoic Acid and biotin, nutrients that are intended to provide the body with extra antioxidant protection and nourish skin health. This product is intended to work in conjunction with your daily vitamin regimen. However, Minus-10 should be taken on an empty stomach and multi-vitamins should be taken with food.
Q: Are there any potential drug reactions with Minus-10?
A: People taking thyroid medication should not take Minus-10. Also, individuals taking medications for diabetes will need to closely monitor their blood glucose levels if they are taking Minus-10. Anyone with a medical condition or taking prescription medications should first consult a physician before using this product.
Q: Should I ask my doctor about taking Minus-10?
A: Consult your physician before use if you are thiamin deficient or allergic to Alpha-Lipoic Acid or other sulfur-containing compounds. Those being treated for serum glucose control, and women who are pregnant or lactating should consult their physicians before using Minus-10 and take appropriate precautions.