Alpha-lipoic acid is a naturally occurring, vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. Spinach, broccoli, and potatoes are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It is also manufactured for use as medicine. As an antioxidant, Alpha-lipoic acid helps prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, plus it restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. For people with diabetes, there is some evidence that alpha-lipoic acid can improve the health and function of neurons.
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Pros: It's easy to find and is not expensive You can eat it in your veggies or take a capsule
Cons: None that I am aware of
Overall: I have been taking ALA 600mg in the morning and before I go to bed at night to help combat my nerve pain in my feet. It has helped to allow me to have less pain and burning at night especially when I am trying to fall to sleep.By