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Lipoic acid a medical dictionary, bibliography, and annotated research guide to internet references by James N. Parker

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Published by ICON Health Publications in San Diego, CA .
Written in English


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Title from e-book cover (viewed Feb. 24, 2004).

StatementJames N. Parker and Philip M. Parker, editors
LC ClassificationsQP772.T54 .L57 2004eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Pagination1 online resource.
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Open LibraryOL27071393M
ISBN 100585497621
ISBN 109780585497624

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Lipoic acid (LA), also known as α-lipoic acid and alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and thioctic acid, is an organosulfur compound derived from caprylic acid (octanoic acid). ALA is made in animals normally, and is essential for aerobic is also manufactured and is available as a dietary supplement in some countries where it is marketed as an antioxidant, and is available as a Appearance: Yellow needle-like crystals. Jul 22,  · This remarkable coenzyme, which occurs naturally in younger bodies but gradually diminishes with age, may very well be one of our best defenses against disease and aging. In this balanced and informative book, Burt Berkson, M.D., shows you how supplementing your diet with alpha lipoic acid might help: • Protect against heart diseaseBrand: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale. Random book my mom lent me about the healing powers of alpha lipoic acid. In general, the book wasn't super well written. But there was interesting information about how our bodies work, vitamins and minerals that support health, and what alpha lipoic acid can do for you.4/5. Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that's in many foods, and it's made naturally in our bodies. For many years, high doses of alpha-lipoic acid supplements have been used in parts of Europe for.

Lipoic acid is a natural antioxidant that exists in many foods. The main sources of the lipoic acid are liver, kidney, heart, spinach, broccoli, and yeast extract. It may be used as a dietary supplement. Studies showed that lipoic acid is effective in ischemia-reperfusion injury, diabetes, and neurodegeneration. Animal and Clinical Studies. Sep 26,  · Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that can be found in supplement form, as well as in many different foods, including spinach, yams, beets and tomatoes. Consuming it may not only help lower blood sugar, but it may also have other benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health. How does alpha lipoic acid help to lower blood sugar? Lipoic acid is both water- and fat-soluble, and is thus widely distributed in both cellular membranes and the cytosol of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. There are two forms of lipoic acid; α-lipoic acid (1,2-dithiolanepentanoic acid, 1,2-dithiolanevaleric acid or thioctic acid) and the reduced form dihydrolipoic acid (6,8-dimercaptoocatanoic acid or 6,8-thioctic acid) (Fig. ). Alpha-lipoic acid occurs naturally in potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, yams, and red meat. I take additional alpha-lipoic acid every day, and know it has been vital in my battle and success with hepatitis C. During my treatment I took: Two mg. lipoic acid capsules two times per day.

Denise and Dr. Berkson return to this segment to discuss the science of Alpha Lipoic Acid. Dr. Berkson gives details about ALA and the benefits it can have for our body. For example, give someone ALA after a large Thanksgiving meal, and they’ll have energy afterwards, rather than feeling very tired. Mar 17,  · A state-of-the-science compilation, Lipoic Acid follows the history of this potent coenzyme and the latest discoveries regarding the chemistry, biological action, and significance in energy production, antioxidant activity, and health. The book is divided into three sections: · Section I: Discovery and Molecular Structure reviews the early. This little book informs us about the applications of alpha lipoic acid, which is a sort of super antioxidant. It neutralizes "both water- and fat-soluble free radicals" and regenerates other antioxidants in the body. The preliminary chapters in the book explain the basic facts about free radicals and antioxidants.4/5. Lipoic acid is available as an add-on boost so you can benefit from the universal antioxidant with any of our IV treatments. Book your appointment online today or contact a hydration specialist for more information. Top Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid.