Natural Factors Alpha Lipoic Acid 200 mg, 60 caps
Alpha-lipoic acid is an approved drug in Germany for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy (nerve disease). Several double-blind studies have shown lipoic acid supplementation (300 to 600 mg daily) does improve diabetic neuropathy.
Although the body does make alpha-lipoic acid, supplementation is advised because the body uses the available alpha-lipoic acid for metabolic function with very little left over for antioxidant function.
Fights free radicals
Recycles other antioxidants in the body
Alpha-lipoic acid.............................200 mg
- Alpha-lipoic acid may affect insulin in insulin-dependent diabetes or drugs that lower blood sugar levels in non-insulin dependent diabetes such as glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase) and metformin (Glucophage®).
- Consult a health care practitioner to discuss proper monitoring of blood sugar levels before taking alpha-lipoic acid.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Generally regarded as safe, but as the effects of lipoic acid during pregnancy and lactation have not been sufficiently evaluated, it should not be used during these times unless directed to do so by a health care practitioner.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.
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