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There is minimal free ALA in your body, which is why supplementation is important. Foods that contain ALA – like yams, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, broccoli and red meat – actually only contain tiny amounts of it.
ALA as an ingredient is being studied as a preventive and/or treatment for many age-related diseases. These range from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, as well as declines in energy, muscle strength, brain function and immunity.
In Germany, ALA is already prescribed to treat long-term complications of diabetes such as nerve damage, which is thought to result in part from free radical damage. There is also evidence that it can help decrease insulin resistance and thus help control blood sugar.
Precautions: Because alpha lipoic acid has been associated with improved blood sugar control, people with diabetes should monitor their blood sugar levels carefully when taking this supplement in order to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Your doctor may decide that a reduction in dosage of insulin or oral blood sugar-lowering drugs is needed if you are taking this supplement.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS – EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
Alpha Lipoic Acid …………………………………………………….. 250 mg
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source), Gelatin (Capsule).
RECOMMENDED DOSE – (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take 1 capsule two times per day with a glass of water.
CAUTIONS: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
CONTAINS NO: Dairy, egg, artificial preservatives, colours, yeast, artificial sweeteners, wheat, soya, gluten, corn, or GMO ingredients.