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Does alpha lipoid acid help with heart problems?

Alpha-lipoic acid is an organic compound found in all human cells. It is a very powerful antioxidant; it works with every cell or tissue in the body, while other antioxidants don’t work as well. Our bodies only produce it in small amounts. That’s why it is beneficial to increase your supply through your diet or supplements.

Benefits

  • Antioxidant

  • Normalizes blood sugar and insulin levels

  • Inhibits certain types of cancer

  • Helps with neuropathy

  • Protects cell membranes

  • Can help detoxify mercury from the body

  • Helps body make more energy

  • Decreases A1C (average blood sugars for 3 months)

  • Symptoms of deficiency

  • Digestion issues

  • Heart problems

  • Bladder issues

  • Unstable health

  • Inflammatory conditions

  • Diabetes

Where to get it

Your body makes alpha-lipoic acid in small amounts. However, you can get it as a supplement, of which you can take 600 mg 3x a day. It is also contained in foods like red meat and certain vegetables:

  • Organ meats

  • Red meat

  • Spinach

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Tomatoes

Last updated: Jun 01, 2023 01:13 AM