Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-Lipoic Acid, ALA

Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a co-enzyme produced by the human body, it has a role in energy metabolism and a very potent anti-oxidant (anti-aging) and anti-inflammatory capacity. This compound also works in liver health, diabetes and neurological decline.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Synthetic, Nonessential
  • Source Eggs, Meat, Fish, Fruits, Vegetables, Synthetic
  • Type Co-enzyme
  • Age Range Adults (20-59)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Nausea, Skin Rashes, Itches, ##Mineral## Deficiency
  • Warnings Diabetes Medication

Why be Careful

When consumed high doses, ALA can develop oxidation effects via hydroperoxide in important organs like liver and heart. It can also induce ##mineral## deficiency, cause nausea, skin rashes and itches. In other words, exceeded ALA intake can actually result in contrary effects from its original benefits. Diabetic patients must control the use of ALA with supervision of a doctor, because it can interact with glucose lowering medications.

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