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Alpha Lipoic Acid Powder benefits

Feb 18, 2022

Alpha Lipoic Acid Powder (ALA), an organic sulfide derived from sheepoil acid ( octoic acid), is a coenzyme presenting in mitochondria. As a coenzyme, it is involved in the key energy metabolism in our body, it and vitamins C, e, coenzyme Q10, and so on are called antioxidants, it is also able to increase the ability of other antioxidants such as vitamins C and e to scavenge free radicals.

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The current study also shows that lipoic acid, in combination with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, a common pharmacological agent used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, can effectively inhibit the onset of illness and lead to remission in some patients.

Alpha Lipoic Acid Powder also has grand efficacy for vitiligo. A 6-month study of 35 patients with segmental vitiligo showed that The treatment group with antioxidants such as ALA combined with treatment with narrow-spectrum UVB (ultraviolet) irradiation achieved a 47% remission rate, whereas only 18% of patients in the group treated with phototherapy alone improved. Moreover, increased catalase activity decreased intracellular reactive oxygen species production, and decreased cell membrane peroxidation was found in biochemical assays of patients in the combined antioxidant and phototherapy group.

Currently, lipoic acid has a ready drug and is also in clinical use. But what I would like to say is that in addition to drugs, there is a class of dietary supplements on the market called alpha-lipoic acid powder, its main ingredients are the same, with the biggest difference being safety, which, due to the high safety of dietary supplements, only needs to be put on file at the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and does not require a clinical trial.

Therefore, lipoic acid is a commonly applied dietary supplement in European and American markets. Currently, there are various specifications for lipoic acid on the market, with 50-100mg being the most common and 300mg high content product also available. Because the levels of lipoic acid are all low in patients with diabetes, they can be adequately supplemented. But everyone also needs to pay attention to the place of origin and brand when selecting, everyone still needs to choose carefully.

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