Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Fights Alzheimer’s & More! Present in all our cells, helps turn glucose to fuel…we are capable limited self production…more limited with aging! ALA superb antioxidant, fights free radicals from oxidation throughout body. Helps slow cellular damage serious cause of metabolic syndrome results, examples: cancer, heart disease and diabetes. ALA helps vitamin E and C restoration levels...even recycles Co- Enzyme Q 10 (CoQ10), also synergistic with B vitamins, and co factor for other important mitochondrial enzymes! ALA uniquely water and fat soluble…even seems to function as a heavy metal chelator. Examples: mercury, iron, arsenic, (often associated with white rice!) from both food and environment. ALA synergistic with the antioxidant glutathione, thereby seemingly improving energy metabolism, so effectively that I would not be surprised to see it added to long list of sometimes arbitrarily unfair substances banned in sports! ALA appears positive for blood vessels , brain, neurons heart and liver. Importantly ALA at it’s cellular level crosses blood brain barrier…this factor supremely important for fighting Alzheimer’s. It’s successful in fighting diabetes and specifically complications such as diabetic neropathy (CAN)…This list seems never ending…ALA even successful for eye related issues: macular degeneration, retina damage, cataracts, glaucoma…its an incredible compound. Seems that dosage for effective onslaught for Alzheimer’s and specific examples range as high as 600 mg a day…even more (but then try watch with medical assistance)…and without complications!
Jumps out…fights memory loss and cognitive decline! ALA sometimes known as LA! useful in stroke prevention…BUT major for assisting Dementia and Alzheimer’s fight!…maybe also in conjunction with other disciplines. (here echo of survey Netherlands by Valter Longo of USC respecting Alzheimer’s!) Rat experiments clearly demonstrate reversal of brain damage and better memory performance…Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Fights Alzheimer’s & More!
… reversal of brain damage and better memory performance…Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Fights Alzheimer’s & More!
Glutathione (our master antioxidant) improvement by ALA almost ‘miraculous’, and may help against serious viruses by restoration of blood glutathione levels, and reactivity of lymphocytes to T-cell mitogens. ALA may even help restore skin sun damage, and melanoma prevention, as a 5% content in topical cream! Food source from mainly plant based diet, including Broccoli, Spinach, Brussels Sprouts, Brewers Yeast, Beets, Carrots, even lectins: Tomatoes & Peas…all good and occasional organ meat: liver, heart, and kidney (from organic beef and chicken!) Perhaps reason Brits fond of liver and steak & kidney pie!! Beware downside too much animal protein and that includes red meat!
In late 1990s Dr. Mercola heralded importance of ALA, and his tribute to Dr. Burt Berkson so apt…Berkson now internationally renowned for fight against Hepatitis C. Also treatment with drug therapy: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and other autoimmune disease combination with low dose naltrexone (LDN …saved many! His first book ‘Alpha-Lipoic Acid Breakthrough’…1998!! Smacks of Dr. Valter Longo’s similar synergystic approach using Chemotherapy and Fasting Mimicing Diet (FMD)…Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Fights Alzheimer’s & More!