Hey gang! Dr C (Dr. Coppola) and Dr. M. (Dr Monteiro) here bringing you some new and exciting information for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Research has revealed that Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), a powerful antioxidant, has the ability to smash insulin resistance, lower your Hemoglobin A1c, lower your glucose levels and even decrease symptoms from peripheral neuropathy.
Antioxidants, like Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) attack "free radicals," waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells, organs and tissues and make it harder for the body to fight off infections and cancer.
ALA is unique from other antioxidants because it is both fat and water soluble. This means it can work throughout the body ,whereas, water soluble vitamins like vitamin C are only water soluble and vitamin E is only fat soluble limiting their ability for the cells they can act on.
Throughout Europe, ALA has been used for decades on diabetic patients to reduce elevated levels of glucose in their blood and to increase their insulin sensitivity. Increased insulin sensitivity allows glucose to easily pass into the cells for energy.
Studies reveal for ALA to be effective in smashing insulin resistance, you should take a dose of 600 mg, daily.
Further studies reveal that ALA is extremely effective in providing relief from the pain, burning, tingling and numbness caused by diabetic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy.
ALA also aids in decreasing inflammation, beating cancer or heart disease and wards off cognitive (brain) decline.
Alpha lipoic acid also acts a synergist (enhancer) to B vitamins. ALA helps the absorption of B vitamins in the body.
Alpha Lipoic acid is found in many food sources, such as, broccoli, brussell sprouts, spinach, beets, yams, tomatoes, and organ meat. The reality is that most people do not consume enough of these foods (even for healthy eaters) to achieve a therapeutic dose of ALA.
3 Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid
1. Fights Diabetes
600 mg of ALA daily improves insulin sensitivity and aids with reducing glucose levels It is effective for diabetics and research has shown that it is vitally effective in people with pre-diabetes. It can prevent a pre-diabetic from developing full blown diabetes.
2. Protects Nerves from damage
ALA offers protection for nerve cells to prevent damage resulting in peripheral neuropathy, and kidney disease resulting from kidney nerve damage. ALA has been used successfully to control symptoms from:
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Macular degeneration
3. ALA Prevents Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline
Since ALA is both fat and water soluble, it easily crosses the blood-brain-barrier to make it into the brain where it protects the delicate neurons (nerve cells) of the brain from damage. It also used to prevent against strokes and other brain problems resulting in dementia.
Recent studies have shown that ALA can help reverse the damage in aging brain cells, and improve memory.
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