At a Glance: ALA may help oxidize free radicals, decrease inflammation, and decrease neuropathy symptoms. Recommend taking 600 mg - 1,800 mg daily.
Details: ALA acts as a lipophilic free radical scavenger. Dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA), a reduced form of ALA, has more antioxidant effects. It can assist in repairing oxidative damage and regenerate endogenous antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E and glutathione. Antioxidant activity can help neutralize free radicals and may help with inflammation or symptoms related to neuropathy. Please note that as yet, definitive clinical studies have not shown any significant effect in reducing neurotoxicity related to platinum based chemotherapy drugs. Diabetic patients should consult their physicians before using ALA as it can lower blood sugar levels.
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