Well as an anti oxidant it is extremely versatile.It helps to de-activate an unusually wide array of cell damaging
in many bodily systems.
Another very unique feature about alpha-lipoic-acid is that it is able to function in water and fat, in other words it is fat and water-soluble, which the same cannot be said for the more common antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. It is also believed to even re-cycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and
....after they have been used up.
Alpha lipoic acid helps to protect your delicate genetic material...otherwise known as DNA.
It also works closely with the following vitamins...
...and various other
making them much more effective.
Although research and studies have been building up it is still in its early stages and no-one knows what doses should be used for what type of ailment.
Some studies are suggesting a dosage of 100 to 600 milligrams (mg)a day.
ALA is believed to be a preventative treatment for many age related diseases such as....
People with diabetes should note that in Germany it is already prescribed as a type of medication or medicine to treat long-term complications of diabetes such as nerve damage (caused possibly by free radical damage), and there is evidence that it can help decrease insulin resistance, helping control blood sugar levels. It is also believed to help with weight control too.
Bottom line... Research is still in its infancy although it looks promising. However if ALA is as powerful as it seems, beware that there may be a danger of too much of a good thing. It appears to be safe to take for children too, however long term effects of large doses are unknown.
It can come in various forms with Lipo-Gel Supplements being a popular choice.