* Many studies now demonstrate that lipoic acid
can aid in weight loss, while also reducing inflammation and improving metabolic parameters.
Studies of Farr et al., 2012 , have demonstrated that alpha lipoic acid
significantly improves reduced glutathione in the mice brain and at the same time decreases lipid peroxidation indicating a reversal of oxidative stress.
in combination with a chelator ameliorates lead-induced peroxidative damages in rat kidney.
Researchers (some with industry ties) randomly assigned 456 diabetic neuropathy patients to take 600 milligrams of lipoic acid
or a placebo every day.
The pharmacology of the antioxidant lipoic acid
Dietary lipoic acid
influences antioxidant capability and oxidative status of broilers.
A study of the use of carbamazepine, pregabalin and alpha lipoic acid
in patients of diabetic neuropathy.
is already used in the treatment of degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and diabetic neuropathy.
"This could be a breakthrough in our understanding of why lipoic acid
is so important and how it functions," said Tory Hagen, a professor at the Oregon State University in the US, said the study appeared in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
They include marine collagen which is derived from a substance found on fish scales and is proven to help reduce wrinkles, lycopene, an antioxidant with UV-blocking capabilities, glutathione which helps with cell detoxification and protection and alpha lipoic acid
(ALA), which amplifies the positive effects of other important antioxidants in the body.
We recently characterized the role of oxidative stress in the progression of aortic valve calcification (5), while investigating the effects of tempol and lipoic acid
Reed, "A trail of research from lipoic acid
to alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.