- What other names is Alpha-lipoic Acid known by?
- What is Alpha-lipoic Acid?
- How does Alpha-lipoic Acid work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Alpha-lipoic Acid.
Possibly Effective for...
- Treating type 2 diabetes.
- Improving symptoms such as burning, pain, and numbness in the legs and arms of people with diabetes.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Treating alcoholic liver disease.
- Treating HIV-related brain problems.
- Treating a heart-related nerve problem called cardiac autonomic neuropathy.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Dementia, eye problems, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), HIV/AIDS, cancer, Lyme disease, Wilson's disease, heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, claudication, aging skin and wrinkles, Amanita mushroom poisoning, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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