What is R-Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Alpha Lipoic Acid

R Alpha Lipoic acid is an antioxidant. R-Lipoic acid is unique in that it functions as both a fat and water-soluble antioxidant that can easily cross cell membranes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 0
General health 5 3
Multiple sclerosis 3 1
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Memory lapses (brain blinks) 1 1
Support liver health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 2
200 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
400 mg daily 1
600 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration

Currently taking R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking R-Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for R-Alpha Lipoic Acid.