Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant, made by the body and found in every cell. One of its most important characteristics is that, unlike most anti-oxidants, it is both fat-soluble and water-soluble. This enables it to provide protection in a much wider range of physiological environments throughout the body. There is naturally very little free circulating ALA in the body, meaning that supplementation is necessary in order to experience ALA’s full benefits. The SYDNEY Trial Study Group found that patients with nerve damage caused by diabetes experienced statistically significant improvement in sensory symptoms (such as pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness) after undergoing intravenous alpha-lipoic acid therapy. These results were not achieved with oral supplementation. Research has shown that ALA is also significant for cancer patients. ALA has the power to modify and regulate genetic expression, causing genes that spur the development of cancer to be turned off. Conditions Regularly Treated:
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