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Doctor insights on: Alpha Lipoic Acid And Kidney Disease

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Do you know if alpha-lipoic acid is a detoxifier?

Do you know if alpha-lipoic acid is a detoxifier?

Mythical thinking: There is NO SUCH THING as detoxification. The notion that your body needs help to "detox" from "toxins" is a MYTH. Your body detoxifies itself just fine no matter what you do. Think critically. Arm yourself with REAL KNOWLEDGE, not pseudoscience. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. The traveling medicine shows & snake-oil salesmen may be gone but the quacks, the ignorant & the gullible are with us still.

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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.

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Taking alpha lipoic acid suppliment. As a capsule makes skin fair.?

Taking alpha lipoic acid suppliment. As a capsule makes skin fair.?

May help: This product may help your skin but you should see dermatologist to discuss your concerns.

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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!

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Is it safe to use low doses of alpha lipoic acid while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use low doses of alpha lipoic acid while breastfeeding?

Almost certainly: Alpha lipoic acid is always in our bodies as we synthesize it. It's very safe without serious side effects. Like most supps. Research hasn't been done on pregnant ; lactating women so its safety for such people "has not been established" but I have no reason to believe it wouldn't be safe; there's no evidence to suggest it would be hazardous. See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/infocenter/othernuts/la/.

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Would you suggest to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements?

Would you suggest to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements?

Alpha-lipoic acid: There's good research evidence for using alpha-lipoic acid in peripheral neuropathy http://tinyurl. Com/l4bvz9z, as an antioxidant, and in migraines http://tinyurl. Com/jvo6x9n -- some other uses also. Hyaluronic acid may help in osteoarthritis and aging skin, but evidence is not as robust as with alpha-lipoic acid in above uses. They are safe, but please inform your doctor you're taking them.

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In pcos is the production of alpha lipoic acid by body itself also reduced?

In pcos is the production of alpha lipoic acid by body itself also reduced?

Uncertain: But supplementation may help. See the article below. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20307398.

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Are there any benefits of taking acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid together?

Are there any benefits of taking acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid together?

Listen to your body: Acetyl l carnitine and Alpha lipoic acid block to varying degrees cadmium toxicity. Free cadmium is liberated by stress and can induce high cholesterol and hypertension. In animal studies the two have anti-aging effects in rodents. They are safe to try but are probably no sufficient to reverse all the effects of free cadmium.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Is alpha lipoic acid a good way to prevent heart attacks?

No: There is no evidence supporting that claim. Here's more information for you: http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/alpha-lipoic-acid-ala

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Can I take alpha lipoic acid supplement while trying to conceive?

Best not: According to the natural medicines comprehensive database on complementary and alternative medicines, insufficient data are available on use in pregnancy, thus use should be avoided.

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I've read two grams of alpha lipoic acid is good to prevent heart attacks, is this safe?

It is safe: But I'm not sure it will do the job you expect. Might help some

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