About the Therapy
It is considered a “universal antioxidant” since it demonstrates antioxidant function as well as contributes in the production of other important antioxidants such as glutathione and several vitamins. ALA is essential for cell metabolism through its effects on mitochondria (power sources of cells) and cellular energy production. Because ALA can pass easily into the brain, it may help protect the brain and nerve tissue.
Researchers are investigating it as a potential treatment for stroke and other brain problems involving free radical damage, such as dementia. Studies also support that ALA helps lower blood sugar levels. It improves insulin sensitivity and lowers blood sugar, helping diabetes by aiding in damaged nerves and arteries. ALA has been used for years to treat peripheral neuropathy in Germany. Its ability to eliminate free radicals may help people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who have pain, burning, tingling, and numbness in arms and legs from nerve damage.
Intravenous route allows much higher doses of ALA to be administered, and research has found that higher doses seem to have an anti-cancer effect. ALA triggers mitochondrial respiration and may cause cancer cell death. The exact mechanism for this effect is not know, but in studies are promising.” — My Practice Connect®
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