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Alpha Lipoic Acid And Thyroid
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
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
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
Would it be at all beneficial for a 23 year old male to take a daily chelating agent such as alpha lipoic acid?
Yes: Yes it is beneficial . Not for diabetics or if you are on thyroid medications. ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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