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What are the benefits of alpha-lipoid acid?

Your body makes alpha lipoic acid, you can get it as a supplement, and it’s in foods like red meat and certain vegetables. When you take alpha lipoic acid as a supplement, you’re getting a lot more of it—like 1000x more than your body can make. 

Alpha lipoic acid is a very powerful antioxidant. If you’re a diabetic, alpha lipoic acid can protect the tissues from that. It can also help with damage within the mitochondria. Alpha lipoic acid acts as a sponge to soak up free-radicals and protect against oxidation. 

Alpha lipoic acid can act as a chelator to help detoxify mercury from the body, which can also produce oxidation. Alpha lipoic acid is also a lipid antioxidant, so it’s good for areas of the body that are lined with lipids (like your nerves).

More alpha lipoic acid benefits:

• It’s good for diabetic neuropathy 

• It counters oxidation and free radicals 

• It crosses the blood-brain barrier 

• It protects the myelin sheath 

• It helps mitochondria make more energy 

• It lowers A1C 

Alpha lipoic acid dosage: If you’re going to take alpha lipoic acid as a supplement, try taking 600mg, 3 times a day, on an empty stomach.

Last updated: Aug 16, 2023 14:18 PM