R-Alpha Lipoic Acid is a natural substance first isolated in 1951. Initially it was thought to be a B vitamin, but this later proved incorrect. As a nutrient it does have powerful and unique features. For example, it is an antioxidant soluble in both water and fat. This feature renders R-Alpha Lipoic Acid available to virtually all body systems. Due to its water solubility, it can move freely through the blood and other extracellular fluids. Its lipid solubility, of the other hand, ensures that high-fat ultrastructures such as cell membranes but also entire organic systems, not in the least the nervous system, may also make good use of R-Alpha Lipoic Acid.