10 Amazing Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

April 20, 2018

10 Amazing Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

Today we are exposed to more toxins than our ancestors ever were. We have pesticides, air pollution, and chemicals in our food, water and beauty and cleaning products. We can do everything right, from exercising to eating a healthy diet, but with the amount of chemicals in our environment, the toxic load outweighs our healthful efforts and we need help in ridding them from our body. Alpha Lipoic Acid is crucial in helping us eliminate toxins so we can achieve good health.

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Alpha Lipoic Acid, also known as ALA, is a versatile water and fat soluble metabolic antioxidant. It is a potent free radical scavenger and supports the body throughout its natural detoxification processes. It helps to detoxify the liver, assist other antioxidants during detoxification, and slow the aging process.

ALA is different from vitamins and minerals because our bodies manufacture it throughout our lives. As children, our liver and every one of our cells produce large quantities of ALA. As we grow older, our bodies must maintain a high ALA level to stay healthy, however as we age, we manufacture less and less of it.

ALA works on the cellular level to help produce energy and eliminate free radicals. ALA takes a part in a multienzyme process preparing the fuel for the mitochondrion, the powerhouse of the cell. ALA also has the ability to prevent damage to the cell at the genetic level. Research demonstrates how beneficial Alpha Lipoic Acid is for our health.

10 Amazing Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

1. Treats diabetes mellitus. (1-4)

2. Treats serious liver disease. (5)

3. Protects heart and brain from necrosis (cell death) that follows a heart attack or stroke. (6-8)

4. May prevent cataracts of the eye. (9)

5. Protects the kidneys from free radical and antibiotic damage. (10)

6. Insulates the pancreas from inflammatory attack and possibly prevents diabetes. (11)

7. Enhances functioning of immune system by keeping T-lymphocytes from committing suicide (12) and increases amount of helper T-cells in the blood and helps fight many disease processes, including cancer. (13)

8. Decreases the toxic side effects of cancer chemotherapy. (14)

9. Prevents leukemia. (15)

10. Can inhibit the reproduction of the AIDS virus. (16)

Supplementing with ALA

ALA is indispensable to the proper working of our body. Since we produce smaller quantities of ALA as we get older, it is necessary to supplement our diet with it so we can stay healthy. ALA can be found in green vegetables, broccoli, potatoes, spinach, red meat, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, peas, and brewer’s yeast. You can also take a high quality Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement.

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1. Stimulation of Glucose Utilization by Thioctic Acid in Rat Diaphragm Incubated in Vitro

2. Enhancement of Glucose Disposal in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes by Alpha Lipoic Acid

3. Stimulation of Glucose Uptake by the Natural Coenzyme Alpha Lipoic Acid/Thioctic Acid

4. Lipoic Acid Improves Nerve Blood Flow, Reduces Oxidative Stress and Improves Distal Nerve Conduction in Experimental Diabetic Neuropathy

5. Pharmacokinetics of Lipoic Acid Preparations and Their Effects on ATP Synthesis, Processes of Microsomal and Cytosole Oxidationin Human Hepatocytes During Liver Damage

6. The Endogenous Cofactors, Thioctic Acid and Dihydrolipoic Acid are Neuroprotective Against NMDA and Malonic Acid Lesions of Striatum

7. The Free Radical Scavenger Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Protects Against Cerebral Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Gerbils

8. Dihydrolipoic Acid Reduces Neuronal Injury After Cerebral Ischemia

9. Stereospecific Effects of R-Lipoic Acid on Buthionine Sulfoximine-Induced Cataract Formation in Newborn Rats

10. Role of DL Alpha Lipoic Acid in Gentamycin-Induced Nephrotoxicity

11. Dihydrolipoic Acid Protects Pancreatic Islet Cells from Inflammatory Attack

12. Antioxidant Inhibition of Thymocyte Apoptoxis by Dihydrolipoic Acid

13. Studies on Lipoate Effects on Blood Redox State in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infected Patients

14. Influence of Thiotic Aid on the Chemotherapeutic Efficacy of Cyclophosphamide and Vincristine Sulfate

15. Radioprotection of hematopoietic Tissues in Mice by Lipoic Acid

16. Alpha-Lipoic Acid is an Effective Inhibitor of Human Immune-Deficiency Virus Replication

Written By: Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.


One response to “10 Amazing Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid”

  1. Rose says:

    Hi I was diagnosed May 2017 with autoimmune hepatitis, I am now currently taking azathioprine 50mg and prednisone 5mg. I am wondering if I can take this supplement in conjunction with my current meds? I am also taking the following supplements: calcium, vitaminE, prenatals, glocusomin. Please reply I plan on asking my doctor before taking any other stuff at all. Thank you

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