R-alpha-Lipoic acid

The Surprising Supplement: It's not yet a household name, but alpha-lipoic acid may be the ideal disease-fighting antioxidant

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The Surprising Supplement: It's not yet a household name, but alpha-lipoic acid may be the ideal disease-fighting antioxidant

ONE OF THE MOST POWerful nutritional antioxidants may have been sitting unnoticed under the eyes of scientists for more than 40 years. Discovered in 1951, apha-lipoic acid (or lipoic acid) has long been recognized as a coenzyme needed to break down sugar for energy production. It wasn't until 1988 that researchers realized that it was also an effective antioxidant.

Alpha-lipoic acid plus vitamin E and neurons

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Examines the beneficial effects of alpha-lipoic acid and vitamin E on neurons in rat brains. Exposure of brains to cerebral ischemia-reperfusion; Increase of free radical production during cereb...

Effects of 3-week oral treatment with the antioxidant thioctic acid (alpha-lipoic acid) in symptomatic diabetic polyneuropathy

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AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of short-term oral treatment with the antioxidant thioctic acid (TA) on neuropathic symptoms and deficits in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus with symptomatic polyneuropathy. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to oral treatment with 600 mg of TA t.i.d. (n = 12) or placebo (n = 12) for 3 weeks. Neuropathic symptoms (pain, burning, paraesthesiae, and numbness) in the feet were scored at weekly intervals and summarized as a Total Symptom Score (TSS).

Alpha lipoic acid inhibits human T- cell migration: Implications for multiple sclerosis

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Discusses research being done on the ability of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) to inhibit human T-cell migration and its implication for multiple sclerosis. Reference to a study by G. H. Marracci, G. P...

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Improves Diabetic Neuropathy

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The article suggests that alpha-lipoic acid improves symptomatic diabetic polyneuropathy, a painful condition of the nerves that affects many diabetics. It highlights the results of a multicenter...

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