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User Reviews for Alpha-lipoic acid

Also known as: Alpha-Lipoic-Acid-300

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Dietary Supplementation
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Summary of Alpha-lipoic acid reviews 5.2 11 reviews

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For Dietary Supplementation: "Huge amounts of hair loss. Hope it grows back after stopping."

   
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Ed (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 9, 2018

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For Dietary Supplementation: "Caused huge amounts of hair loss. I agree there are benefits of the supplement, but losing TONS of hair because of using ALA is not worth it."

   
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Sher (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 18, 2018

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For Dietary Supplementation: "I also experience heartburn almost immediately after taking ALA, so now I take it directly with food"

   
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hilde (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 13, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "I started taking the Alpha Liptic Acid at the request of my orthopedic doctor for neuropathy and the spinal pain I have. The first 3 weeks it was awesome and really helped with my all over body pain. I thought I had found a miracle drug. Then my appetite increased to the point, all I wanted to do was eat 24 / 7 and sweets, like my brain was constantly saying eat. Then my mouth broke out in canker sores. It felt like razor blades in my mouth when I ate or drank anything. I stopped the ALA. It took about 4 weeks for my mouth to clear up. I was not sure the ALA had caused this. So I waited another month and started the ALA and within two days the hunger returned and my mouth became sore and the third day I had a canker sore. I stopped taking the ALA and it's been 8 months and haven't had the constant hunger and no mouth sores. While it really relieved my body pain, the side effects of hunger and mouth sores are not worth it."

   
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Best Nana (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 30, 2018

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For Dietary Supplementation: "I have had type 2 diabetes 30 yrs, and Diabetic neuropathy , also have impotence and no ejaculation for more than a year."

   
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Kdaveo (taken for less than 1 month) May 16, 2016

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For Dietary Supplementation: "So far, I have noticed heartburn each time I take ALA. Has anyone else experienced this?"

   
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Tleeg (taken for less than 1 month) March 13, 2016

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For Dietary Supplementation: "took ALA two hours after meal and woke up with breathing problems."

   
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blueleader (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2015

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For Dietary Supplementation: "Some relief from burning sensation of feet however I've gained 10 pounds since I started taking it. Also, I believe I'm having blood sugar problems."

   
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applgranny February 16, 2015

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For Dietary Supplementation: "I am taking Alpha-Lipoic Acid to treat steatohepatosis and it really works (600 mg per day)."

Biofyzika May 1, 2014

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For Dietary Supplementation: "I lose weight gradually, and my metabolism increase. I started taking this supplement while watching Dr. Oz show and his father in-law a cardiologist recommend to take 600 MG a day. I been taking this supplement almost a year now."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 29, 2013

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For Dietary Supplementation: "I suffer from Neuropathic pain (Neuropathy) for the past 11 years, with severe implications. I've been taking 600mg/day of ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) for the past 2 years (23 months). I've enjoyed noticeable IMPROVEMENT as I was also treated with HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) in the past year. I keep a daily symptom chart journal. (The HBOT was conducted as a preTrial to find if there's a possibility for improvement/cure of different Neuropathies and a reason to conduct a full scale trial.) My Improvement started before the HBOT, and increased during. Pain levels are about 35%-40% less than before!"

   
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MD STUDENT November 22, 2009

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For Dietary Supplementation: "I have begun losing my hair, and when I searched for "hair loss and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)", I learned that ALA absorbs all your biotin. Thus, when a persons takes it on a regular basis, they should be ingesting it with Biotin as well. If there are a few of us coming forward on this, I am sure there are many more who are out there and developing this problem. I did appreciate the usefulness of ALA with my rosacea, and it has helped alleviate those problems; now, I just hope that taking biotin, will bring back my hair."

JC48 October 23, 2009

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