there is so much new hype about r-ala and the stuff that most of use which is a reacemic mix! many say r-ala is as much as five times as effective and the mixed stuff is actually not to good! macrophage and ulter are pushing this stuff pretty hard over at bolex.. they claim and have some studies that prove it alot more effective,but it cost like 3 times as much!
now i have heard stories of this shit being like a miracle drug,like losing tons of body fat, incredible pumps, etc etc etc! i dont really know what to believe any more!i'd say take metaformin it is cheap and just as every bit effective
you need a better drawing to be able to tell. the structure that is drawn on the site you have linked does not show where the hydrogen is in the 5 sided ring. here is a picture of (S) ala: http://chemfinder.cambridgesoft.com/result.asp
until you can find a better picture of your compound you will not be able to tell the difference. unless you can find out how it was synthesized. get the synthesis procedure and i will tell you which racemate it is.
i guess the link is not working directly. just type in alpha lipoic acid. it will be the (s) that it gives you.