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Alpha-lipoic Acid, Curcumin, B-vitamins May Benefit Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment

Posted March 5, 2014

In a study involving 180 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) scheduled to undergo surgical decompression of the median nerve, oral supplementation with a combination supplement containing alpha-lipoic acid, curcumin phytosome, and B-group vitamins, twice a day, for 3 months prior to and 3 months after surgery, was found to be associated with significantly lower nocturnal symptoms, as compared to subjects who did not receive the supplement, at 40 days and 3 months post-surgery.

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Discover the power of alpha lipoic acid for removing heavy metals, taming diabetes and protecting against Alzheimer’s

Posted February 10, 2014

With diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders reaching epidemic proportions, natural remedies that combat these health concerns are in high demand. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can help with these pressing issues and more. This formidable antioxidant has also shown promise in curbing osteoporosis, reducing the damage caused by stroke, as well as preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alpha-lipoic Acid Improves Subclinical Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted December 9, 2013

In a randomized study involving 30 children and adolescent patients with asymptomatic type 1 diabetes mellitus (between the ages of 10 and 14 years), and 15 matched health controls, supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid (300 mg, twice daily) in addition to insulin treatment (n=15), for a period of 4 months, was found to be associated with increased glutathione levels and significantly decreased MDA, NO, TNF-alpha, Fas-L, MMP-2, troponin-l levels, and TGF-beta gene expression, as well as significant increases in mitral e’/a’ ratio and left ventricular global peak systolic strain, as compared to treatment with insulin alone (n=15).

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Meet the 5 Antioxidants You Need for Optimal Health

Posted October 13, 2013

Although there are hundreds of naturally occurring antioxidants, five in particular work together in a unique relationship to support and strengthen the entire antioxidant system. These antioxidants, called network antioxidants, include lipoic acid, vitamins C and E, CoQ10 and, the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione.

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Alpha-lipoic Acid Combined with Transient Intensive Insulin Therapy May Benefit Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Polyneuropathy

Posted August 12, 2013

In a study involving 120 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and polyneuropathy who were receiving transient intensive insulin treatment, supplementation with alpha lipoic acid, as compared to methycobal (control group) for a period of 2 weeks was found to regulate adipokine and enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of insulin in such patients.

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Alpha Lipoic Acid and Superoxide Dismutase in the Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain

Posted August 3, 2013

In a prospective, non-randomized, open-label study involving 98 outpatients with chronic low back pain with or without radiculopathy and without neoplastic or inflammatory pathologies, supplementation with alpha lipoic acid (600 mg/d) and superoxide dismutase (140 IU/d) for a period of 60 days was found to be associated with significantly reduced use of analgesics (8% of patients still used analgesics post-trial, as compared to 73.5% at baseline).

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Alpha Lipoic Acid May Lead to Better Blood Sugar Control

Posted June 27, 2013

We’ve talked in the past about alpha lipoic acid (ALA) being very important for nerve pain — especially diabetic nerve pain, at a daily dosage of 300 milligrams. But for people with type 2 diabetes, it turns out that ALA is good for more than diabetes-damaged nerves.

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Supplementation with Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, and Vitamin E Augment Running Performance and Mitochondrial Function

Posted April 25, 2013

In a placebo-controlled study involving mice, administration of an antioxidant cocktail consisting of alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 was found to lead to significantly superior running performance in untrained female mice, while having no such benefit on trained mice.

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Alpha-lipoic Acid in Combination with Coenzyme Q10 May Improve Muscular Performance

Posted August 10, 2012

An experimental study involving cultured skeletal muscle cells (C2C12 myotubes) found that combined supplementation of alpha-lipoic acid (LA) plus coenzyme Q10 (Q10) may improve energy homeostasis, stress response, and antioxidant defense mechanisms.

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Antioxidant Vitamins in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Posted April 30, 2012

This study investigated plasma and erythrocytes antioxidant vitamins and lipid peroxidation (LP) levels in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Plasma and erythrocyte samples were obtained from 13 AS patients and 13 controls. Erythrocyte sedimentation ratio, C-reactive protein level, Bath AS disease activity index and Bath AS functional index were higher in patients with AS than in controls.

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