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Doctor insights on: Health Benefits Of Acetyl L Carnitine Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Doctor suggests taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid for nerve damage/cardio health, will this thin the blood much?

Doctor suggests taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid for nerve damage/cardio health, will this thin the blood much?

Thinning the blood: Fish oil, alpha lipoate and acyl carnitine would not cause a significant tendency to bleed or think the blood, even if they are taken together. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Feldman
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Carnitine (Definition)

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the Amino Acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available ...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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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate, taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline, acetyl l carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d, prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate, taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline, acetyl l carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d, prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...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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Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more

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Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Yes: But why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

May be: Why are you taking these supplements? Were these prescribed by a doctor? If you take a mixed diet, exercise and maintain a normal weight, you do not need these supplements. Any medication can have ill effects and un-needed medications are not doing you any good. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Yes: While more research is needed, there is a good amount of science on the benefits of each of these on neurologic function. They are certainly safe to try to if I had parkinson's I would take all of those and more. See http://www.Needs. Com/product/ndnl-0404-02/l_acetyl_l_carnitine ;
http://www.Lef. Org/protocols/neurological/parkinsons_disease_03. Htm. ...Read more

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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

NO: In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions, but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors:
http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...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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Being overweight, apple shaped, with high TG and low HDL, think I have metabolic syndrome, does taking alpha lipoic acid help, other benefits if I take it?

Being overweight, apple shaped, with high TG and low HDL, think I have metabolic syndrome, does taking alpha lipoic acid help, other benefits if I take it?

Overweight: Don't take anything until you see your doctor. You will likely be examined fully, blood and urine analyzed, and then referred to a dietitian. A visit to a training center would not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid a good chelating agent for the removal of heavy metals?

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

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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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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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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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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 as well. 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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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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Can I take alpha lipoic acid supplement while trying to conceive?

Best not: According to the natural medicines comprehensive database on complementary and alternative medicines, insufficient data are available on use in pregnancy, thus use should be avoided. ...Read more

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Hello. Have any Endo or PCP ever heard or recommended Alpha Lipoic Acid to aid in glucose level reduction? Thanks.

"Cures all": The list of disorders which can be helped or cured by Alpha Lipoic Acid" is long enough to make it a true miracle drug! Its nonsense.don't buy it! ...Read more

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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 as well. 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 more

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I am experiencing a "boring" feeling in my gastric and shortness of breath. Could it be the alpha lipoic acid I am taking every day?

Unlikley but...: Alpha lipoic acid is a natural substance in every cell of your body ; is not known to cause the symptoms you mention. However, many supplements have fillers/binders/preservatives so it is possible you are reacting to some other ingredient in the pill. Try stopping it. If symptoms improve try again to be sure it's related. If so, you can try a different brand as lipoic acid itself won't cause this. ...Read more

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I feel feverish at certain hours & have a burning sensation at the tip of my tounge. Is the fever due to bms? Can I take alpha lipoic acid?

I feel feverish at certain hours & have a burning sensation at the tip of my tounge. Is the fever due to bms? Can I take alpha lipoic acid?

Take temp: It could be due to hormonal fluctuations that occur for up to 5 years prior to menopause, the average age of which is 52? Take you're temp, feeling a fever and having one r different. The tingling tongue, I think, is incidental? I don't think the supplement will help but likely won't hurt. I guess it's feasable u have a virus and will develop mouth sores. Usually you feel pretty bad though. ...Read more

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How much alpha lipoic acid can I take per day?

How much alpha lipoic acid can I take per day?

About 600 mg/day: You'll find most people stating that 600mg./day is the maximum daily dose. It's produced within our own bodies and is found in foods as a naturally occurring supplement and antioxidant. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more