According to WebMD, “Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant.” Good sources of this acid include yeast, kidney, liver, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes. The same article also states that Alpha-Lipoic Acid can be made in laboratories for medical use.
The main uses of Alpha-Lipoic Acid are in diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes including burning, pain, and numbness in the arms and legs states WebMD. The article also suggests that some people use the acid for “memory loss, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease, diseases of the heart and blood vessels (including a disorder called cardiac autonomic neuropathy) and Lyme disease.”
Many doctors also suggest using Alpha-Lipoic Acid in treating eye-related disorders like damage to the retina, cataracts, glaucoma, or Wilson’s disease according to WebMd.
You could be asking yourself: How does Alpha-Lipoic Acid work? It is an antioxidant so it is used in the body to help break down carbohydrates and produce energy for the other organs in the body states WebMD. The acid also helps to give protection to the brain under circumstances of damage or injury.
Chlorogenic Acid may well be considered the superhero sidekick to the Chromium in Plexus Slim. According to Examine.com, an unbiased, independent encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition, Chlorogenic Acid is a phytochemical extract found in coffee and coffee beans. A phytochemical is any of various biologically active compounds found in plants. “It has been touted as being able to reduce blood sugar levels and potentially exert an anti-diabetic effect,” states the same article. The extract has also been used in weight loss products and has been known to have an “anti-obesity” effect.
Chlorogenic Acid can be found in carrots, apples, strawberries, potatoes, and pineapples, all of which are normally considered ‘healthy’ foods for any regular diet.
According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, an institution known worldwide for studying everything to do with coffee, Chlorogenic Acid can be used as a stimulant. This could explain the “extra energy” people sometimes feel after consuming this ingredient. The group also reiterates the importance of Chlorogenic Acid to the human body as a bioactive antioxidant.
“Chromium Polynicotinate” is an ingredient in Plexus Slim. Here is a little bit of information about it.
According to WebMD, Chromium Polynicotinate is an essential trace element, or basically an element where small amounts are actually NECESSARY for human health. According to the same article, the most common use of Chromium Polynicotinate, or from now on Chromium, “is used for improving blood sugar control in people with prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes.” Chromium has also been shown to possibly help in other aspects of health.
WebMD states that Chromium is also used in a lot of anti-depressants. Chromium may be considered the juggernaut of ingredients. WebMD suggests that Chromium is used to lower the “bad” kind of cholesterol while raising the “good.” But wait there’s more! According to the same article, Chromium may also help to deal with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS.)
The Accelerator + also uses Chromium, except in the form of Chromium Picolinate, which is just a different variation of the kind.