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Alpha Lipoic Medication
Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?
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. Neither of these supplements should interfere with a drug test, but you should tell the examiners you're using them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
May help: This product may help your skin but you should see dermatologist to discuss your concerns. ...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
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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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