Results from this study reflected the benefits of ALA in glucose status with slight efficiency on oxidative stress-related deterioration in DM patients.
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Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant made by the body and found in every cell. It assists in turning glucose into energy. Antioxidants are known to attack "free radicals," which are by-products when the body turns food into energy. The effects of free radicals make it harder for the body to fight off infection and can also lead to organ and tissue damage.
“In several studies, alpha-lipoic acid appears to help lower blood sugar levels. Its ability to kill free radicals may help people with peripheral neuropathy, who have pain, burning, itching, tingling, and numbness in arms and legs from nerve damage,” according to University of Maryland Medical Center
According to WebMD, “Alpha-lipoic acid seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body, and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. There is also evidence that alpha-lipoic acid can improve the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes. Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body.”
According to a study published in 2012, "Despite well-controlled blood glucose levels, diabetic complications still inevitably take place via several mechanisms including excessive generation of free radicals in patients who suffer from diabetes mellitus (DM). A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of oral supplementation of DL-alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) on glycemic and oxidative status in DM patients was conducted. Results from this study reflected the benefits of ALA in glucose status with slight efficiency on oxidative stress-related deterioration in DM patients."(1)
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Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2012;21(1):12-21.
Glycemic and oxidative status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus following oral administration of alpha-lipoic acid: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled study.
Porasuphatana S, Suddee S, Nartnampong A, Konsil J, Harnwong B, Santaweesuk A.