The Power of Alpha Lipoic Acid
ALA is another huge favorite of ours, and we think the eminent researcher and physician Burt Berkson talks about it better than anyone else: “This remarkable coenzyme, which occurs naturally in younger bodies, but gradually diminishes with age, may very well be one of your best defenses against disease and aging… ALA modifies certain chemicals that are required for energy metabolism, thereby providing the means by which these essential substances can enter the mitochondrion (the powerhouse of the cell).
Sufficient intake of ALA can greatly increase the amount of fuel burned in the cell, thereby augmenting the amount of energy available to your body for tasks such as muscle movement, growth, and repair of tissues.”
Scientific testing has confirmed ALA’s ability to increase the sugar-burning capacity of insulin and in some cases has resulted in less insulin dependency. This fact alone makes ALA a very valuable therapeutic agent and should supplement the diet of diabetics. Each bottle contains 180 capsules of 100mg for a three to six-month supply.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Synergistically Enhances Idebenone & Reduced Glutathione in addressing Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
Directed therapies for Leber’s mitochondrial disorder disease should include the free radical scavengers: Idebenone, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Reduced Glutathione (DiMauro and Mancuso, 2007; Fraser et al., 2010). In a “Mitochondrial Cocktail.” The combination of a minimum of 300 mgs of alpha-lipoic acid is shown to reduce markers of oxidative stress in patients with mitochondrial cytopathies (genetic defects) in one randomized double-blind controlled trial, probably through a free radical-scavenging mechanism (Rodriguez et al., 2007).