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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?

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Dr. Tania Dempsey
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Tania Dempsey
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