Alpha Lipoic Acid

gluten free alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipoic acid is a natural anti-oxidant which is synthesized in human mitochondria from octanoic acid (product of fatty acid biosynthesis) and s-adenosyl methionine (SAMe, well-known as a popular food supplement).


Alpha lipoic acid serves as a free radical scavenger. It facilitates body synthesis of glutathione, protects liver from toxic effect of microbial products, works as a natural chelating product, restores integrity of cardiac muscle and nerves, regulates glucose metabolism and possesses immunostimulatory and anti-viral activities.


Potential side effects:

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Mild nausea
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort

Potential drug interactions:

  • Acarbose
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Glyburide
  • Insulin
  • Metformin
  • Miglitol
  • Pioglitazone
  • Repaglinide
  • Rosiglitazone
  • Tolazamide
  • Troglitazone
  • Coumadin
  • Iron salts

Relative contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation
  • Severe iron deficiency
  • Chronic anticoagulation therapy
  • Hypoglycemia

Complementary natural products:

  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine
  • Benfotiamine
  • Collagen Type II/MSM Blend
  • CoQ10
  • DMAE
  • Hyaluronic Acid

Contents: 60 VCaps


Dosage information:

The daily maintenance dose of alpha lipoic acid varies between 50 mg to 250 mg.

Therapeutic dose: The amount of alpha lipoic acid used for therapeutic purposes ranges from 150 to 750 mg a day, with 750 mg a day being used to treat diabetic neuropathy and chronic fatigue syndrome and 150 mg a day for glaucoma. Those exceeding the maintenance doses must do so under the supervision of their physician due to the increased risk of potential side effects.


Contains no: yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, milk, egg or animal products. Vegetarian Formula.


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Selected references:

de Moraes M, do Amaral Bezerra BA, da Rocha Neto PC, de Oliveira Soares AC, Pinto LP, de Lisboa Lopes Costa A. Randomized trials for the treatment of burning mouth syndrome: an evidence-based review of the literature. J Oral Pathol Med. 2011 Nov 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2011.01100.x.


Ghibu S, Richard C, Vergely C, Zeller M, Cottin Y, Rochette L. Antioxidant properties of an endogenous thiol: Alpha-lipoic acid, useful in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2009 Nov;54(5):391-8.


Golbidi S, Badran M, Laher I. Diabetes and alpha lipoic Acid. Front Pharmacol. 2011;2:69.


Goraca A, Huk-Kolega H, Piechota A, Kleniewska P, Ciejka E, Skibska B. Lipoic acid - biological activity and therapeutic potential. Pharmacol Rep. 2011;63(4):849-58.


Shay KP, Moreau RF, Smith EJ, Smith AR, Hagen TM. Alpha-lipoic acid as a dietary supplement: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Oct;1790(10):1149-60.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

All information contained on this website is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition.

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