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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an antioxidant used to:

  • Help prevent different diseases
  • Regulate blood sugar -which is important for the reduction of body fat
  • Fight free radicals - which is an unstable molecule that tries to steal electrons from other molecules, which would cause cellular damage
  • Delay muscle fatigue by helping to deliver energy into the muscles.

An antioxidant helps to neutralize free radicals in our bodies and protects our cells from damage.

There are many benefits to using Alpha Lipoic Acid, but the main function of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is to increase the production of glutathione, which helps to dissolve toxic substances in the liver. Other benefits are the ability to control pain by improving the blood flow throughout the body and help with cardiovascular problems by protecting tissue from low oxygen supply.

There are not to many negative side effects associated with the use of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). Some may include:

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Low blood sugar (if overdosed)

The positive side effects may include being more relaxed or even a since of well-being. It is recommended that you should take 100 – 200 grams of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) 2 – 3 times daily.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) may work better with vitamins such as Vitamin C, E, and glutathione. It can be found naturally in foods such as red meats (liver) and veggies, and is easily absorbed into the blood stream.

For safety reasons, if you are diabetic you should talk to your doctor before using. If you are lactating or are pregnant you should NOT use Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). High amounts should not be used if you have a thiamin deficiency and should be used as part of a complete nutritional program

 




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