Alpha Lipoic Acid.....

By Mickey/CCHT Latest Reply 2011-11-07 00:04:04 -0600
Started 2011-10-18 22:13:28 -0500

I have just heard from my boss about this amazing antioxidant and i'm pumped!
Has anyone else heard about this? From what i have gather so far it is an antioxidant that is found in our cells that help neutralize free radicals. It is also supposed to help convert glucose into energy, help brain function, help with neuropathy among many many more things.
There is alot of info out there on this and if you Google it you will find lots of info. I have one site if anyone else is interested:
I'm totally going to check this out, but if anyone has tried or is using this, i would love to hear from you! Thanks! God Bless, Mickey

9 replies

Caroltoo 2011-10-30 17:08:23 -0500 Report

I take 600 mg/day and also take 5000mcg of Biotin because alpha lipoic acid depletes the body's biotin. It helps move the glucose in our blood through the cell wall into the individual cells where glucose is converted to energy.

I've taken it for 8 years now and have seen nothing but good results.

In addition to treating neuropathy, this is also a treatment for Alzheimer's. If it works for A's, it should help the rest of us who are just having "senior moments" as a result of high blood glucose.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-07 00:04:04 -0600 Report

James had mentioned Biotin. Going to have to check that out.
I have been taking the ALA for about 2-3 weeks now and have noticed my legs are not hurting near as much as before!
I hear ya about the senior moments! Seem to be having more and more! Not less! LOL

kdroberts 2011-10-20 18:19:10 -0500 Report

A lot of people take it to help with neuropathy, not heard of it helping blood sugar though. You do need to be careful because in high doses it can be toxic.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-20 22:28:58 -0500 Report

Like they say, to much of a good thing is bad. If you google it you can find all kinds of articles and info on the benefits of it. It's like the superman of antioxidants!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-19 17:32:55 -0500 Report

How long have you been taking this? Did you get an ok from your doc, or did you start on your own? Was just curious about any drug interactions. Thanks for sharing :)

jayabee52 2011-10-19 17:44:47 -0500 Report

I started out with 200 worked up to 400 and most recently to 600 IUs, My dr knows I am on it, but does not know about my increased dosages. I have been aware of the possibility of side effects and interactions. Here's a list from the Univ. of Maryland website on ALA

jayabee52 2011-10-19 12:54:23 -0500 Report

Yes I am taking 600 IU per day of ALA. I am taking it to try to manage my burning neuropathy in my legs. It may be having an effect as it seems as the burning pain is not as intesnse.

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