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Protocols: Lipoic Acid (DL-alpha Lipoic acid)


Description: Antioxidant. It is a constituent of the body. It is a vital substance, which the organism itself produces.

Method of Action: It plays a central role in the effective energy metabolism and in particular sugar metabolism. The enzymes that make up Lipoic acid are key in the breakdown of sugar. It protects vitamins E and C, and can therefore reduce the consequences of a deficiency in these vitamins.

Indications and Usage: Anxiety; Problems with visual perception especially those triggering anxiety and panic; Regulation of blood sugar in Type-II Diabetes. Liver detoxifier, antioxidant, hepatoprotectant.

Contraindications: Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating without first seeking advice from your physician.

Dosage and Administration: Normal dosage is 10 to 30 mg. daily. For hepatic therapy 50 to 200 mg per day.

Clinical Effect In: Cumulative

Adverse Reactions: If you suspect that an herb or other supplement is making you sick, call the FDA's Med Watch hotline at 800-332-1088 or contact the agency via its website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Known Interactive Effects:

Additional Considerations: No toxicity was reported in human studies but too much might cause problems not yet identified. As an antioxidant it has great potential and is well worth keeping an eye on as more information becomes available.

Warnings: The information above is provided for educational purposes and may not be construed as a medical prescription or as a substitute for the advice of your physician. Do not use this product without first consulting your physician especially if you are pregnant or lactating. Be advised that some herbs and dietary supplements can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals and may also have an adverse result in conjunction with other medications, or treatments. You should regularly consult your physician in matters regarding your health and particularly in respect to symptoms and conditions which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Reevaluate use of this product after 6 months.

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