Alpha-lipoic acid

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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Alpha-lipoic acid

Pros: I might try this as I have heard about it before but never looked into it. If will help with Vit E and C levels it might be something to lookinto.

Overall: Interesting

By KarenMR
Alpha-lipoic acid

Pros: More stable blood sugars

Cons: I've suffered none.

Overall: My blood sugar was like a yo-yo. Then a diabetic friend told me to try alpha-lipoic acid. Since I've been using, I have larger drops and quicker return to normal in my (I was a bad boy spikes.) My numbers are more stable and acceptable. I started with 300 mg once a day for 2 weeks, Then up to 600 mg, 300 am 300 pm. Maybe later I'll try 600 mg am 600 mg pm. I understand that alpha-lipoic acid is detrimental to vitamin B-1. I'll have to keep an eye out for that. I get my OMEGA-3, 6, 9 from Hemp Oil, No fishie after taste or stomach upset as with fish oil.

By Philtac
This has helped me so much

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 GabbyPA