At the end of 16 weeks, the women enjoyed a 13.5 percent improvement in insulin sensitivity, as well as lower triglyceride levels. Alpha lipoic acid proponents claim that the antioxidant improves insulin sensitivity, lowers blood sugar, and helps treat complications related to type 2 diabetes, especially neuropathy. In addition to neutralizing harmful free radicals, alpha lipoic acid regenerates and increases levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione within the body, and the vitamins you should be taking on a daily basis.
Originally thought to be a vitamin, alpha lipoic acid (also called lipoic acid or ALA) is a potent antioxidant that, unlike most antioxidants, is both water- and fat-soluble, making it active in virtually every cell in the body.
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