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Doctor insights on: Is Alpha Lipoic Acid Safe During Pregnancy

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hair, skin and nails vitamins , green tea, glutathione, grape seed, alpha lipoic acid, msm, nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Hair, skin and nails vitamins , green tea, glutathione, grape seed, alpha lipoic acid, msm, nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Pregnancy: A number of the supplements you mentioned are strong antioxidants and affect the redox potential in the cell. The process of cellular differentiation has been shown to be influenced by the redox status of the cell. While it is likely that small amounts of the substances are ok, it is prudent to stick with your prenatal vitamins and avoid substances whose effects are not fully understood. ...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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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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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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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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In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes

In standard doses is it safe to take these together? Milk Thistle, Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium, Potassium + B Complex? On Benzos sometimes

Probably ok ...: They are few if any studies evaluating whether specific herbs/supplements can be taken together. A rule of thumb: a large dose of anything should be taken at a separate time as it may compete for another's absorption. There are reports of supplements interfering with benzodiazepine withdrawal, but occasional use shouldn't be a factor. Careful with those, though! They're addicting! ...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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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. It's a good antioxidant as well, which helps your overall health. The dosage varies depending on your condition. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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