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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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