iHerb Customer Reviews
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Thyroid patients, beware!!
Posted by Reviewer2186058 on Jun 18, 2011
I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (underactive thyroid) and have been on thyroid meds for over 10 years. This product was recommended by a friend whose husband has used it successfully to control blood sugar levels. I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic and thought it could help me avoid becoming full-blown diabetic. I took one 200 mg capsule a day and in a few days began having intense headaches, like a vice around my head and feeling sluggish, as I do when my thyroid meds need adjustment. Since the ALA was the only difference in my supplement regimen, I did some research and found out that ALA may interfere with thyroid med absorption! I stopped taking it and began feeling better within 48 hours. If you're taking thyroid medication, you may want to look for other options to control blood sugar levels.
Posted by Reviewer2191277 on Oct 13, 2011
A Pharmacist recommended Alpha-Lipoic Acid for neuropathy which I have in one foot due to a past injury. The annoying, uncomfortable 'buzzing' is brought under complete remission and control as long as I take this product daily. The effectiveness of the product was proven to me when I ran out recently and put off ordering more. The neuropathy came roaring back. It took several weeks to get it under control again. I won't run out again.
To get motivated and more energic
Posted by Reviewer3292517 on Jun 28, 2010
I found ALA great against the feeling of "heaviness" you get from depression: it brings you energy and you feel more dynamic in your activities. I feel also my mood improving. The instructions advice 3 serving per day but I only take two however, because it can lower your blood sugar level too much.
Natural Factors, Alpha Lipoic Acid
Posted by Reviewer1243295 on Jul 15, 2008
Great product. I'm using it to cleanse my liver.
Posted by Reviewer2580814 on Sep 06, 2011
Works well for cleansing the liver as well as bringing dowm free radicals by recyling antioxidants.
Posted by Reviewer2361456 on Mar 19, 2009
I used to have pins and needles in my feet. Alpha Lipoic acid relieved them. This is a quality formulation. I don't have to take multiple capsules. One does it.
Valuable antioxidant protection
Posted by Reviewer2446165 on Oct 20, 2007
Natural Factors has always provided quality at a decent price, and this ALA is no exception. The dose is moderate, so I can take it a few times throughout the day for added antioxidant protection. Also, it doesn't burn my stomach like other brands I've tried.
Posted by Reviewer2679594 on Aug 21, 2008
This is a great quality product - very benefical when taken with an Acetyl L-Carnitine supplement
cleaning of the kidneys
Posted by 5041678032118132905 on Oct 28, 2014
good for people with kidney failure and good in price
Natural Factors, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, 200 mg, 120 caps.
Posted by Reviewer1999653 on Aug 06, 2011
Historically, I have used alpha-lipoic acid to prevent free-radicals from invading my system and, also to enhance the health benefits of other supplements I use.