Alpha-lipoic acid (also called thioctic acid) is used as an antioxidant in a general strategy for reducing the risk of environmental and metabolic oxidative damage to cells, and as a powerful reducing agent for supporting the protective antioxidant network.
Special Conditions: Insufficient data exist to know what daily amount of Alpha-Lipoic acid is appropriate during pregnancy, or the nursing period. This consideration is particularly relevant in gestational diabetes and should be guided by a physician.
Since Alpha-Lipoic acid improves glucose disposal, relative hypoglycemia may be possible in some Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients initiating Alpha-Lipoic acid in combination with hypoglycemic medications and/or insulin. Patients in these categories should introduce Alpha-Lipoic acid cautiously.
Ingredients: Alpha-lipoic acid, magnesium stearate vegetable grade, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, gelatin capsule.
Dosage: 100 mg