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Alpha Lipoic Acid – Antioxidant Supplement for Diabetes

Alpha Lipoic Acid is prescribed in Germany for adult onset of diabetes. There it has been shown to help for the following reasons:

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid increases the sugar burning ability of insulin
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid decreases insulin resistance
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid increases ATP production
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid decreases the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy

Alpha-lipoic acid has produced convincing evidence of it’s abilty to aid in glucose control. It has also proven to be a strong antioxidant in the fight against diabetes. In a recent human studies, alpha-lipoic acid alone, significantly reduced glucose levels in type 2 Diabetes. A study published in Diabetes Care in February 2009, shows German doctors gave lean and obese type 2 Diabetes Patients 600 milligrams of alpha-lipoic acid twice per day. Although more drastic changes were noted in lean people, both groups had lower fasting glucose concentrations.

Researchers believe that alpha-lipoic acid works by lowering the levels of lactate and pyruvate that are increased after people ingest carbohydrates. Lactate and pyruvate are products of the digestive process that can lead to damage like lactic acidosis. Other studies have led to similar conclusions of alpha-lipoic acid’s beneficial effects on blood glucose levels. ABC news did a television story on its power as an antioxidant, and an entire book has been written about it.

“Lipoic Acid in Health and Disease” is edited by Jurgen Fuchs, MD, PhD, and Guido Zimmer, MD, PhD, of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and Lester Packer, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley.
The book contains numerous studies with evidence that alpha-lipoic acid fights insulin resistance and neuropathy.

Natural Health magazine says in its “Consumer Guide to Vitamins & Minerals,” July-August 1998 issue, “100 to 600 milligrams per day is a helpful amount of alpha-lipoic acid for people with diabetes.”

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Deal of the Week: Ellagic Acid

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Ellagic acid is an antioxidant found in a number of fruits and vegetables which include; galla chinensis, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, pomegranates and other plant foods. The highest levels of ellagic acid are found in galla chinensis, raspberries, strawberries, and pomegranates. Galla Chinensis has the highest content of Ellagic Acid and naturally contains 50%.

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Deal of the Day: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Results from animal studies indicate that alpha-lipoic acid may improve long-term memory. Much remains to be learned about whether this occurs in humans, but it may be worth trying this powerful antioxidant when a disease such as Alzheimer’s starts to erode memory. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid holds promise for preserving brain cells following a stroke or other type of trauma that restricts blood flow to the brain.

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Deal of the Week: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Results from animal studies indicate that alpha-lipoic acid may improve long-term memory. Much remains to be learned about whether this occurs in humans, but it may be worth trying this powerful antioxidant when a disease such as Alzheimer’s starts to erode memory. In addition, alpha-lipoic acid holds promise for preserving brain cells following a stroke or other type of trauma that restricts blood flow to the brain.

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Deal of the Day: CoQ10

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CoQ10 is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance present in every cell of the body and serves as a coenzyme for several of the key enzymatic steps in the production of energy within the cell. It also functions as an antioxidant which is important in its clinical effects. It is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods but is particularly high in organ meats such as heart, liver and kidney, as well as beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, and peanuts. To put dietary CoQ10 intake into perspective, one pound of sardines, two pounds of beef, or two and one half pounds of peanuts, provide 30 mg of CoQ10. CoQ10 is also synthesized in all tissues and in healthy individuals normal levels are maintained both by CoQ10 intake and by the body’s synthesis of CoQ10. It has no known toxicity or side effects.

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Deal of the Day: Idebenone

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Idebenone (also known as Cerestabon, Mnesis, 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-6-(10-hyderoxydecyl)-1,4-benzoquinone)is fat soluble vastly improved form of the mitochondria anti-oxidant ubiquinone (CoQ10 aka Coenzyme Q10). It was created in Japan as a smaller molecule that can quickly penetrate the brain and provides far more benefits to support Cognition.

Neurochemical Effects:

  • Maintains youthful synapses (Increases nerve growth factors) [Boost Learning & Memory]
  • Stimulates the Corpus Callosum, an area of the brain that controls communication between the left and right hemispheres (Increases communication between both hemispheres) [Involved in speech and creative thinking].
  • Mood Enhancer (Increases Serotonin Release)
  • A potent antioxidant that retains its stability during a heart attack & stroke.

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Deal of the Day: Pine Bark Extract

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Pine bark has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world. Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.

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