Nature’s Harmony® Super Once A Day Alpha Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant that has multiple benefits for age-related health concerns. Primarily, Alpha Lipoic Acid, or ALA, is used to help control blood sugar levels and conditions caused by diabetes, such as nerve or eye damage.
First discovered in 1950, ALA is crucial for the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)--the energy molecules used by the body. ALA is known as the universal antioxidant because it is both water and fat soluble and, as such, helps to protect the body from oxidative damage. ALA works together with other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, maximizing their potential benefits. ALA is most recommended for normalizing blood sugar and protecting against a destructive process called glycation, which is a marker for disease.
I use this product for tingling and burning in my hands and feet due to a long-term undiagnosed B12 deficiency (according to one study the serum B12 test misses up to 35% of people with a deficiency.) It lessens the pain in my hands and feet but doesn't stop it completely. As a pharmacist I would rather use ALA over prescription drugs as I am aware of all the side effects of the medications used for peripheral neuropathy and ALA doesn't have any side effects for me (take it on a full stomach or you may get some burning.)