He wrote a very good book about lipoic acid and its functions in
the body. Lipoic acid is made in
great abundance by the body when you are young, and it is especially concentrated in the liver. However, with age, your body's endogenous production of lipoic acid is decreased, so supplementation is very effective for liver problems. It also decreases insulin resistance, it is both a water soluble and lipid soluble antioxidant, it chelates heavy metals, it has two sulfer groups.