By butterfly_8 Latest Reply 2008-07-15 14:28:47 -0500
Started 2008-07-14 09:20:14 -0500

I am interested to know if anyone has taken the medication ALA ( alpha-liporic acid) . I understand it protects against cell damage.It might also lower blood sugar too much if not monitored carefully..

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Elfin 2008-07-15 14:28:47 -0500 Report

Hey girl friend, I can't add much to what Gabby said, but I take ALA. I haven't had any problem with it lowering my BS, but it is always good to monitor blood sugars whenever you add, subtract or change medications, supplements or vitamins. Let's face it is better to change one thing at a time and watch to see it's effect. Be well you are in my prayers.

GabbyPA 2008-07-15 12:13:29 -0500 Report

Alpha Lipoic Acid is not a medication, but a supplement. I have it in my Diabetes Support Pack that is made by Nature's Bounty. It is an antioxident that can help reduce the free radicals in your body that cause premature aging. My dose is 50mg a day, but there is not RDA on it because it is an herbal supplement vs. a vitamin.
I cannot atest to the individual benefit of it, but I heard that it was a good support for diabetics on D-Life.
You can take it separately, but I find the Support Packs combine many of the things I would purchase separtely, thus saving money.