Alpha lipoic acid is necessary for the so-called sulfation process in the liver. Sulfur is another building block of hair, skin, hooves and mucous membranes.
Alpha lipoic acid is a co-factor in energy production. In case of a deficiency, glucose cannot be adequately converted into energy (ATP). Experiments have shown that supplementation with alpha lipoic acid can increase the sugar burning capacity of insulin and thereby reduce insulin resistance.
Alpha lipoic acid has a versatile scope. It is a powerful antioxidant, protects the brain, binds heavy metals, protects the liver and is important in energy production / insulin action.
Alpha lipoic acid helps to reduce skin problems and muscle tremors, can improve coat and hoof quality and helps maintain healthy energy metabolism.
Alpha lipoic acid comes in two forms, the R variant is the body's own substance, the S variant is synthetic. Only this seems to work well with supplementation. You can also do this with a lower dose because it is better absorbed.