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Thyroid patients, beware!!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 18, 2011 | Verified Purchase

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.

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This works!

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 13, 2011 | Verified Purchase

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.

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To get motivated and more energic

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 28, 2010 | Verified Purchase

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.

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Liver Cleanser

Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 06, 2011 | Verified Purchase

Works well for cleansing the liver as well as bringing dowm free radicals by recyling antioxidants.

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Natural Factors, Alpha Lipoic Acid

Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 15, 2008 | Verified Purchase

Great product. I'm using it to cleanse my liver.

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Excellent product

Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 19, 2009 | Verified Purchase

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.

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Valuable antioxidant protection

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 20, 2007 | Verified Purchase

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.

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Excellent Product

Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 21, 2008 | Verified Purchase

This is a great quality product - very benefical when taken with an Acetyl L-Carnitine supplement

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Customs intercept

Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 03, 2008 | Verified Purchase

It seems that Lipoic Acid is regarded as a medicine in my country. As such I'm allowed to import 3 month supply for personal use from a EU country only. I just received a letter that Norwegian customs will return the product to you on December 8. I apologize for not checking up on this before ordering.

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cleaning of the kidneys

Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 28, 2014 | Verified Purchase

good for people with kidney failure and good in price

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