Alpha Lipoic Acid is a conditionally essential antioxidant nutrient, the production of which declines with age.* Scientific studies have shown that it can:
- Neutralize free radicals*
- Be readily absorbed and utilized by the body
- Be highly concentrated in cells, tissues, and extra-cellular fluid
- Enhance the effects of other antioxidants*
- Chelate free metal ions*
- Promote normal gene expression*
- Inhibit glycation, the formation of sugar-damaged proteins which are associated with aging*
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule 4 times per day (with meals and at bedtime) or as directed by your physician
Caution: Not for use by children or by pregnant or lactating women. Not for use by anyone sensitive to any of the ingredients.
By Marcia Miller
I started taking Lipoic Acid in December 2009 because I ran across a couple clinical studies about ALA and neuropathy. Taking 120mg 2 times a day and off setting it with 10,000 mcg of biotin at the same time worked a miracle that I can hardly believe still. I sing its praises to everyone I know.
Also, since December 2009 I have maintained a healthy body weight! I told a friend in NY about it who told her friend about it...and since that time... she too is at a healthy body weight ...while my poor friend in NY is struggling. I just thought you should know that this works. I had no real foreknowledge about this so it's been a blessing and a wonderful bonus! By the way... it HAS to be taken with food or milk!
Issaquah, WA. USA
Thanks for your latest article on acetyl-L-carnitine. I think you should reemphasize its effect on peripheral neuropathy. After reading the August 2005 article (“Acetyl L-Carnitine Protects Memory and Intellectual Functions”), I decided to try it for nondiabetic peripheral neuropathy of 9 months duration (starting at age 77).* In two days, it turned off the pain, which has not returned even for a day (one-year anniversary coming up).*
My dose has been 1500 mg/day, with 600 mg/day of lipoic acid. But this dose was not working for my wife, who has had nondiabetic peripheral neuropathy for years. So we decided to try 3000 mg (with lipoic acid), as in the referenced study, and this dose has worked extremely well.* Our neurologist knows nothing of this therapy and is neither enthused by our success nor likely to prescribe it for others. How sad, considering that medical orthodoxy has virtually nothing to offer.
P.S. In 1955 I worked at the UCLA School of Medicine as a gofer in the pathology department. I raised a good crop of mice in a Quonset hut.