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Doctor insights on: Alpha Lipoic Acid Vs Conjugated Linoleic Acid

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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?

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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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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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?

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 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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Will conjugated linoleic acid do you any good if you are trying to lose weight?

Will conjugated linoleic acid do you any good if you are trying to lose weight?

It won't do any harm: But it's not a normal weight loss alternative. Weight loss has many things associated with it's effectiveness. So contact your doctor, and discuss the different ways you can begin this safely, including dietary guidelines for your body type, BMI, age, activity level, lifestyle, diet, sleep patterns that's in alignment with your target goals ...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 am currently taking 50mg of Levothyroxine daily. Also take 150mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid. Any interactions?

Doubtful: Alpha lipoic acid may have a trivial liver interaction, but should not at all affect your thyroid meds. ...Read more

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What is the difference between linoeic acid and conjugated linoleic acid? Is one good and one bad? Are they both Omega 6?

What is the difference between linoeic acid and conjugated linoleic acid? Is one good and one bad? Are they both Omega 6?

LA: Linoelic acid (LA) is found in safflower oil, sunflower oil, poppy seed oil. Whereas conjugated LA found most in meat and diary products. They are isomers of LA. Both of them are polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acid. Conjugated LA are usually found in supplements, pills etc. Both may POSSIBLY help with cancers and obesity. More studies need to be done. Hope this helps. ...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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Should I be worried about conjugated linoleic acid in my eyes!?

Should I be worried about conjugated linoleic acid in my eyes!?

No: There is no toxicity to this and the eye will flush it out with no difficulty. As long as it is not contaminated or mixed with something else, you should be fine. ...Read more

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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/. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (c9 T11 2.0) safe to take if I take Invega (paliperidone)?

There are no common: Adverse interactions, however there is no known medical benefit to taking linoleic acid. ...Read more

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Is cla (conjugated linoleic acid) ok to take if you have hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

Is cla (conjugated linoleic acid) ok to take if you have hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism?

Nobody knows: Cla is a supplement sold to consumers. Some studies show possible good effects, while others show possible bad effects. Cla is not an fda-approved medication, so it is untested and unproven what brand of cla, what type of cla, or what amount of cla will do in a particular person's body, regardless of his thyroid status. Finding good human research studies on such supplements is usually impossible. ...Read more

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What's 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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Which food would most likely contain conjugated linoleic acid?

Which food would most likely contain conjugated linoleic acid?

Grass-fed animals: Beef from grass-fed cows is high in cla; so is milk from them. Eggs (especially the yolks) from grass fed chickens are also high in cla. ...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 conjugated linoleic acid (cla) bad for me in a daily 1, 000 mg dosage?

Is conjugated linoleic acid (cla) bad for me in a daily 1, 000 mg dosage?

Weight reduc supplem: Cla is not bad for you but if your are very obese use with caution. There are some controversy about it worsening Insulin resistance, pre diabetes as well as high risk for breast cancer. ...Read more