ALPHA LIPOIC ACID THERAPY
Who benefits from this therapy?
This powerful antioxidant treatment helps those suffering from diabetes and is a proven anti-cancer agent. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a natural substance produced by our own cells throughout our liver, more when we are younger and diminishing with age.
Primarily, ALA’s function is to help metabolize glucose from the food we eat. This may account for part of ALA’s role in relieving diabetic neuropathy, the pain and numbness endured by diabetics in their hands and feet.
ALA also recycles vitamins C and E, helping to prevent deficiencies of these vitamins, while also aiding in formation of the body’s master antioxidant, glutathione — which acts mainly in the liver to detox the body of current toxic exposures; as well as improve brain function and prevent premature aging.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA, thioctic acid), among other actions, is an essential coenzyme in the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl co-enzyme A. Therefore, it is necessary for the production of energy for aerobic organisms. Scientists have found that it can be used medically to help regenerate liver tissue, reverse the complications of diabetes mellitus, slow or stop the growth of cancer cells, and chelate heavy metals, among other actions.
What does this therapy treat?
Alpha Lipoic Acid is considered a unique antioxidant, as it is both water and fat soluble, thereby increasing its ability to function in many parts of the body. It can:
Improve insulin sensitivity
Lower blood sugar levels
Decrease pain and numbness associated with diabetic neuropathy
Facilitate higher levels of glutathione (which helps the liver detox the body)
Improve brain function
Prevent premature aging
Regenerate liver tissue
Slow or stop the growth of cancer cells
Chelate heavy metals