2. Slow the Aging Process

Since ancient times, people have sought a magic potion to prevent or at least delay the inevitable aging process. While the idea of maintaining a youthful appearance into extreme old age remains in the realm of fiction, evidence shows ALA, specifically supplements, could help slow aging. For instance, by increasing antioxidant levels, ALA could improve the body's capability to resist cell damage from free radicals and other molecules, which are responsible for factors like collagen breakdown that contribute to signs of aging. However, more research is needed.

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