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Doctor insights on: Alpha Lipoic Acid And Hypothyroid

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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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List alpha lipoic acid capsules ?

List alpha lipoic acid capsules ?

List?: I'm not sure what you mean by your question? There are all kinds of lipoic acid capsules, made by many different companies. For a good review of some that are independently tested, check https://www.Consumerlab.Com/reviews/alpha-lipoic_acid_supplements/alphalipoic/ you may need to subscribe, but $33/year is worth it since you get reviews of many products, not just this one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid supplement safe to take daily? Male 22.

Absolutely`: Very good but please remember that vitamins all work together in a team relationship so just taking one on its own may unbalance the team. ...Read more

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How much alpha lipoic acid to take daily? Which time of the day and before or after meal?

It depends: It depends on what you're taking it for. Oral dosages of Alpha lipoic acid given in clinical studies ranges from 300 1, 800 mg daily. Also, jt is usually taken a few times a day with meals. ...Read more

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I have both antonomatic and periferal Nuropathy and have started on both AlC and alpha lipoic Acid but have no real clue how much of each to take?

I have both antonomatic and periferal Nuropathy and have started on both AlC and alpha lipoic Acid but have no real clue how much of each to take?

Prescribed?: Did a physician prescribe these medications for you? These certainly would not be the usual and customary medications for either an autonomic nor a peripheral neuropathy. Suggest strongly that you see a neurologist to assist in a diagnostic and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Whats alpha-lipoic acid?

Antioxidant: Alpha-lipoic acid (ala) is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants generally neutralize free radicals, which cause inflammation in the body . Studies support the use of al:a for diabetes, but not for weight loss. ...Read more

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Does taking alpha lipoic acid help menopause?

No: There are no reputable large double blinded studies on Alpha lipoic acid and menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid good, bad, or neither for prostate health?

No evidence: Alpha lipoic has not been subjected to any proper clinical testing for this condition. It almost certainly causes no harm but there is no evidence for a positive effect. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid a good chelating agent for the removal of heavy metals?

Unlikely: Possible excess heavy metal accumulation in the body is hard to study, and there a disinformation industry using phony lab tests. Be careful. Alpha-lipoic acid is being promoted for all kinds of things including heavy metal removal; it failed a clinical trial for mercury miserably in 2003 (j tox). The field is important & cries out for better work. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to know if Alpha Lipoic acid would help in sugar control. Thanks?

Hi, I want to know if Alpha Lipoic acid would help in sugar control. Thanks?

Yes: Yes, alpha lipoic acid can lower blood sugar, improve insulin sensitivity and also prevent and reverse diabetic neuropathy. I advise 300-600 mg twice a day. See https://draxe.com/alpha-lipoic-acid/ and http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/10/nu_lipoic_acid/page-01 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22374556 ...Read more

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I have been prescribed 200mg of r-alpha lipoic acid per day. I was only able to find r-lipoic acid. Are they the same?

Yes: Both forms of lipoic acid are the same. The "r" in front indicates a more potent form of lipoic acid compared to plain Alpha lipoic acid (without the r in front). ...Read more

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Can i take alpha lipoic acid for weight loss?

Can i take alpha lipoic acid for weight loss?

Alpha lipoic acid: Alpha lipoic acid is unlikely to hurt weight loss efforts but there is very limited amounts of data that it will provide significant benefits. Most analysis of diet related data speaks to the notion that calorie content trumps any micro or macro nutrient in a diet. ...Read more

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Anyone have any positive thoughts about regularly taking alpha lipoic acid supplements? If so, what dosage?

Anyone have any positive thoughts about regularly taking alpha lipoic acid supplements?  If so, what dosage?

yes: I think Alpha lipoic acid is an excellent supplement if you are taking a high quality product. Some products have a lot of added ingredients and fillers which make them undigestable and possibly toxic. Ala helps with Insulin metabolism, and liver detoxification. Its a good antioxidant as well, which helps your overall health. The dosage varies depending on your condition. ...Read more

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Is too much alpha lipoic acid a risk for heart attacks?

No: Anna, alpha lipoic acid is an important participant in many metabolic processes in your body. There has never been a reliable study linking alpha lipoic acid to either heart disease or cancer. That being said, too much of anything is not good. Take in moderation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How much alpha lipoic acid can I take per day?

How much alpha lipoic acid can I take per day?

About 600 mg/day: You'll find most people stating that 600mg./day is the maximum daily dose. It's produced within our own bodies and is found in foods as a naturally occurring supplement and antioxidant. ...Read more