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Alpha Lipoic Acid And Kidney Disease
Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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
Doctor suggests taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid for nerve damage/cardio health, will this thin the blood much?
Yes: but why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Moderation: Everything in moderation...Your kidneys can be overwhelmed by the intake of large amounts of proteins. ...Read more
Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?
Yes: While more research is needed, there is a good amount of science on the benefits of each of these on neurologic function. They are certainly safe to try and if i had parkinson's i would take all of those and more. See http://www.Needs.Com/product/ndnl-0404-02/l_acetyl_l_carnitine ; http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/neurological/parkinsons_disease_03.Htm. ...Read more
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
Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more
No: Most stones are caused by crystallization of calcium oxalate. The most common antidote is magnesium. Uric acid actually comes from the metabolism of sugar and vitamin b1, which works closely with magnesium would be more likely to help rather than b6. Avoidance of sugar may be a key factor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May help: This product may help your skin but you should see dermatologist to discuss your concerns. ...Read more
I've heard that folic acid supplements can improve cognitive function in older adults. Could those with Alzheimer's disease also benefit from folic acid?
There's no conclusive evidence that folic acid supplements improve cognitive function in older adults or in people with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia: Blood levels of folate are classified as either low or normal in the general population. Low folate blood levels are associated with poor cognitive performance, which could be improved by folic acid supplements. However, folic acid is not helpful for people with normal blood levels. One study showed cognitive function was significantly better in one group of older adults who took folic acid supplements than in those who did not. However, the participants in this study were already at some risk of cognitive decline with measured deficient blood levels of folate. So the results of this study can be generalized neither to all older adults nor to those with Alzheimer's disease. Reviews of randomized, controlled trials found that the use of folic acid supplements has no benefit on cognitive function in healthy adults or in those with mild to moderate cognitive decline or dementia. So although it doesn't appear that a folic acid supplement would benefit everyone, it may be something worth discussing with your doctor. Keep in mind that in the United States many foods, such as breads and cereals, are fortified with folic acid. If you're at high risk of developing dementia or have already experienced some cognitive decline, checking your folic acid levels may be a reasonable step. ...Read more
How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simply healthy: Hi AMonroe, The good news is that you don't any specific diet restrictions. Aim to stay in a healthy weight range with a BMI of 20-25. Choose fresh foods, eat plenty of vegetables and moderate amounts of fruits. The majority of your nutrient breakdown should be protein and carbs. Fats should be more omega-3s if possible. Stay active, sleep well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more
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