Doctor insights on:
Alpha Lipoic Acid Vs Conjugated Linoleic Acid
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
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
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
May help: This product may help your skin but you should see dermatologist to discuss your concerns. ...Read more
No: It does notGet a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: But it does not matter. It is non toxic. ...Read more
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
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
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
What type of omega fat is conjugated linoleic acid? Why is it good for you when linoleic acid is not?
Not sure: Many of these claims have no scientific basis ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
CoQ 10 ALA: Yes. Thesexare safe together.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
But supplementation may help. See the article below.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20307398. ...Read more
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
There are no common: Adverse interactions, however there is no known medical benefit to taking linoleic acid. ...Read more
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
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
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
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