Spirulina powder is from a type of blue-green microalgae (spirulina) that is one of the oldest forms of life on the planet and is often considered a superfood. Spirulina grows abundantly in tropical, fresh water, alkaline lakes often found near volcanoes. It was used by the Aztecs for food, and NASA even investigated using it as a food source for astronauts due to its extremely high nutrient profile.
Sodium ascorbate powder is a mineral salt of ascorbic acid that is made by combining sodium bicarbonate with ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that is well known for its effects on the immune system. Sodium ascorbate powder has a natural sour taste, which is why its commonly used in candy. When it is ingested, it helps in the fortification of collagen while acting as an antioxidant.† It also assists in the repair of damaged tissue, and in helping to maintain healthy levels of collagen.† Vitamin C also has a host of other general uses.
R-alpha lipoic acid (R-ALA) is a form of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) that is more biologically active and absorbs into the body much more easily than other types of ALA. R-ALA is an acid that plays an important part in bodily functions such as the Krebs cycle and is known as the “universal antioxidant” due to its ability to assist with absorption of various other antioxidants such as glutathion and vitamins.