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Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Is Alpha Lipoic Acid a good cancer treatment for colon cancer ?

Only in lab cells: Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has typically been used for diabetic neuropathy. Current "in vitro" studies suggest that colon cancer cells grown in the lab, self-destruct (apoptosis) in the presence of alpha-lipoic acid. At least one patient claimed to be cancer-free after using ALA. ALA is non-toxic but difficult to find in a pure form.Choose foods instead-spinach, broccoli ! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Does taking alpha lipoic acid help menopause?

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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Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage? What about alpha lipoic acid?

Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage?  What about alpha lipoic acid?

L carnitine and: Alpha Lipoic Acid are both used to help nerve conditions such as neuropathy The L in the carnitine means it is more bio-available than carnitine. ALA needs to be taken at 1200 mg daily when used for neuropathy. Sublingual B 12 is also used. This is not diagnosis or treatment. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

How effective is turmeric in helping fight inflammation from lupus ; how about alpha lipoic acid for lupus neuropathy?

Not much: Neither agent has much value in lupus. There are several alternatives that are actually effective but these supplements are not. ...Read more

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Can alpha lipoic acid cause insomnia? Is it safe to take while on zyprexa? I am Concerned it will unbalance my neurotransmitters.

Can alpha lipoic acid cause insomnia? Is it safe to take while on zyprexa? I am
Concerned it will unbalance my neurotransmitters.

Safe {?}: But a waste of money. No effect on neurotransmitters. Any apparent benefit is placebo only. Any side effects are nocebo. BEWARE: there is no public agency checking on this product. It is very common for unregulated supplements to be contaminated by harmful chemicals. Don't be manipulated by phony claims. ...Read more

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Im taking: acetyl-l-carnitine with alpha lipoic acid 400mg x2 day l-tyrosine 500mg day 5-htp 50-100mg day how do I balance this combo?

Balance what?: I'm not sure what you are trying to balance. You are taking supplements that have no true clinical studies that demonstrate any benefit. The vitamin/supplement industry is based on faith and placebo effect. You are best off eating a healthy diet and exercising to maintain a good "balance". ...Read more

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Do oz said taking. Alpha lipoic acid is a natutral weight loss supplement i read on the internet it's not safe to take this , is this true?

Do oz said taking. Alpha lipoic acid is a             natutral weight loss supplement i read on the internet it's not safe to take this , is this true?

Very safe,helps some: One study found that 1800 mg of Alpha lipoic acid a day combined with a reduced-calorie diet resulted in more weight loss than diet alone- see http://www.Bastyrcenter.Org/content/view/2351/ lipoic acid naturally occurs in our bodies ; is very safe (some in the study got a rash). But i'm not too impressed with the results ; that dose is pretty pricey. See http://bit.Ly/178bmuf for better options. ...Read more

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Give me your best advice for a patient struggeling with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Also would coq10 or alpha lipoic acid help. Thank u?

Give me your best advice for a patient struggeling with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Also would coq10 or alpha lipoic acid help. Thank u?

Seek the causes: Pots is a collection of symptoms but always has underlying causes that should be discovered ; addressed including adrenal fatigue, thyroid imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, food allergies, scar tissue inducing autonomic dysfunction, chronic infections, heavy metal toxicity etc. Coq10 ; lipoic acid may help some but consider homeopathy, acupuncture etc. Consult a holistic md: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...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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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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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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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 ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu?

Analysis: Why do you take all these items?. Where did you find such advice? Glutathione is a wonderful anti-oxidant, but does NOT cross into the brain, so of questionable value in bloodstream. Milk thistle extract has questionable benefit in most cases. Alpha lipoic useful in peripheral and central nerve disorders. You are far better off using mixed tocopherols, especially with gamma. See holistic doc ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more