What is Source Naturals Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Category: Supplements


Alpha Lipoic Acid, also known as Lipoic and Thioctic acid, is an antioxidant that has been used in the treatment of Vitamin C or E deficiency. Studies suggest it may have a positive effect in animal models of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. It is also used as a chelator in heavy metal poisoning

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain lesions 1 1
General health 1 1
Optic neuritis 1 1
Pancreatic cancer 1 0

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Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Source Naturals Alpha Lipoic Acid

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Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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