R Lipoic Acid supplement for blood sugar control, review, right dosage, anti-aging
November 25 2016

Review for blood sugar, diabetes, anti-aging
Until long-term studies with alpha lipoic acid supplement are published on humans, we do not recommend that you take more than 10 to 50 mg a day unless you’re being treated for a particular condition under medical supervision. Since ALA helps restore antioxidants, you may need less vitamins C and E and other antioxidants when you take them along with ALA. Resveratrol in red wine, does it have anti-aging benefits, is it better than ALA? Both are excellent natural options.

Blood sugar control
Lipoic acid is a powerful, natural antioxidant and has unique benefits in the therapy and prevention of a broad range of diseases. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, it helps the body utilize glucose, hence it’s potential role in improving blood sugar control. It reduces complications from a high sugar diet. This nutrient is readily absorbed from the diet or as a supplement. It has a variety of benefits, particularly for diabetics.

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The R form is much more potent than commonly sold products which contains both the R and S forms. The S form is chemically the mirror image of the R form of lipoic acid and is not useful to the body.

Supplement Facts: R Lipoic Acid 50 mg
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Q. Dr. Ray Sahelian (you can buy R lipoic acid at his web site) recommends that people take 5, 10 or up to 50 mg of R alpha lipoic acid daily, but I see many companies offering it only in 50 mg capsules. Also, can one take tongkat ali with the antioxidant?
A. A capsule can be opened and the partial contents used, the rest stored for another day. We don’t suggest taking them the same day.

Conditions where this supplement may be helpful
Research in humans with ALA is still incomplete. However, this nutraceutical may theoretically be useful in a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease.

Lipoic acid can regenerate vitamin C from its oxidized form, dehydroascorbic acid. It can also potentially regenerate other antioxidants. It increases the levels of glutathione, a very important antioxidant normally found in our cells and responsible for mopping up all types of toxins and free radicals. Glutathione supplements, however, are not helpful since glutathione does not have the ability to cross cell membranes. Fortunately, both laboratory and animal studies have shown that lipoic acid can stimulate the production of this antioxidant. This is particularly important during periods of excessive stress or exposure to radiation or toxic substances. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant in the brain and is likely to protect brain cells from toxins.

Blood vessel integrity and endothelial function
Alpha lipoic acid supplement protects blood vessel lining from high blood sugar damage.
The antioxidant lipoic acid improves endothelial dysfunction induced by acute hyperglycaemia during OGTT in impaired glucose tolerance.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2007.
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is considered a transitional phase in the development of type 2 diabetes, and is also independently associated with the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. Endothelial dysfunction represents a very early step in the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to examine endothelial dysfunction in the fasting state and after a glucose challenge as well as after administration of alpha lipoic acid 300 mg. Treatment improved endotheliar function.

Diabetic Neuropathy
High blood sugar levels for prolonged periods can be toxic to nerves in the body. Diabetics who don’t control their blood sugar eventually start losing sensation in their feet. Other problems follow resulting from damage to various nerves that supply internal organs. Even impotence can result due to loss of nerve sensation in genital organs. However high blood sugar may not be the only culprit. Diabetics are usually under high oxidative stress and this probably contributes to their neurological problems.
Several studies indicate that alpha lipoic acid has beneficial effects on diabetic neuropathy, party due to its actions as an antioxidant, and also by improving the circulation to tiny blood vessels supplying nerve tissue.

Memory and brain function
Feeding alpha lipoic acid and acetyl-l-carnitine to old rats improves performance on memory tasks by lowering oxidative damage and improving mitochondrial function.

Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement side effects, risk
There are no indications that low doses, such as 5 to 20 mg, have side effects. Higher doses could cause nausea or stomach upset, along with over-stimulation, fatigue, and insomnia. High doses could also potentially lower blood sugar. This is often beneficial to patients who have diabetes, but it requires close monitoring of blood sugar levels. Unlike most antioxidants such as vitamins C, E, and selenium, there is actually a noticeable effect from taking alpha lipoic acid. Some people notice enhanced visual acuity. Higher dosages, such as 50 mg or more, even when taken in the morning, can cause shallow sleep.

My wife took 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid and 5 mg biotin for about 6 weeks, last year. After six weeks she started coughing a lot and felt swelling in throat. After that in October she started feeling slow in speech and was referred to ENT doctor. He told about throat swelling and put her on Aciphex. Even after two months use of Aciphex, that slow speech is still there. In may the doctor referred for ALS test and she was diagnosed for ALS symptoms by the ALS Specialist. She was on thyroid medication also for last seven years. Now my concern is whether alpha lipoic acid dose 600mg or biotin had an adverse affect or interference in thyroid may have caused development of ALS. We have no one in family history with ALS symptoms. Now at this stage her speech is very distorted and not understandable.

I was diagnosed with acute liver disease and polyglandular dysfunction over twenty years ago. I have vitiligo and hyperpigmentation, connective tissue disease, ipf with for pulmonale and probable pulmonary hypertension, pos. Ana, ama, lkm, p-anca, hcv antibodies only pcr neg. Imaging and bx showed up to fifty percent fat in liver, inflammation, and mild fibrosis. I also am insulin resistant with secondary sjogrens and hashis. I started alpha lipoic acid as my liver could no longer handle metformin and I was quite sick from it and I give metformin credit for there cancerous colon polyps. I also stopped taking metoprolol, which I couldn’t tolerant a half the lowest dose, that dramatically improved ipf. Since ala
Anti thyroid antibodies TPOs from in the thousands to normal
High triglycerides normal
Normal a1c and sugar, no excessive thirst or sugar cravings or up and down sugar
Lost 23 pounds in the first few months
Lost fluid around liver lungs and heart
No inflammation and reduction in fat on last liver bx
Normal liver tests
No more collagen bumps on arms
Less stiff muscle, neuropathy, and joint and spine problems
Restoration of full lung capacity suddenly and dramatically, along with a restoration of circulation in hands and feet, both now warm and pink for the first time in my lifeAbility to exercise and even run without becoming as winded.Able to tolerate steroids much betterImprovement of scoliosis and great reduction in pain
Completely restored proper GI function and fixed leaky gut type symptoms
Restoration of intellect mood and feeling of wellbeing
Thyroid and salivary glands not swollen, passed several stones
Antimitochondrial antibodies now normal
Blood pressure more normalLess fatigue and weakness
Vitiligo repigmenting, though some areas have total loss
I also am down to just these meds: Hydroxychloroquine aka plaque nilUrsodiol, Evoxac for increasing saliva, Synthroid, Voltaren gel or arnica for muscle stiffness or pain, Origen of life liquid whole food vitamin mineral supplement, Alpha lipoic acid with l carnitine. This is the least I have ever been on. I would like to show you the difference in my face it is so drastic, I look life my old self, not moon faced and puffy. I started just on 200 mg of ALA a day and much of the progress was made just on that. I later increased to 600 mg total 400 mg of ala with l-carnitine in the morning and 200mg just ala with dinner. I am taking the Sundown ala from Walmart. I also take a complete nutritional drink called Origin of life by vitamin world as my multivitamin. It is a cheaper version of source of life.