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Old 08-17-2017, 17:30   #1
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I should really stop researching supplements before I turn into a supplement junky.

Has anyone tried Alpha-Lipoic Acidor and/or Acetyl-L-Carnitine supplements?

If so, I would love to know your results.

I am going to test and monitor to see if it makes any difference.

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I tried r-ALA in the past but before I was in better control and may not have given it a fair shot. It is best used with L-Carnatine, which I didn't do.
ALA contains both r-ALA and s-ALA, the r isomer is the part you want. I think even better, and probably costlier, is Na-r-ALA. I've been thinking about starting it back up with the L-Carnitine this time to see if I notice any differences.

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Alpha-Lipoic Acidor
http://www.webmd.com/diet/supplement...-lipoic-acid#1
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Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that's in many foods, and it's made naturally in our bodies. For many years, high doses of alpha-lipoic acid supplements have been used in parts of Europe for certain types of nerve damage. Studies suggest that they might also help with type 2 diabetes. Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements
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Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Uses and Risks

I have a family history of Alzheimer's disease, but it is also listed as possibly being helpful for type 2 diabetes/insulin resistance.

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I read a book by George King MD. He is the chief science officer at Joslin diabetes center affiliated with Harvard medical school. He had a list of supplements under a headline/box of supplements that are "more hype than help". I don't have the book in my hand but I believe that alpha lipoic acid was on that list along with several other things like chromium which many believe is helpful but he says otherwise.

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I read a book by George King MD. He is the chief science officer at Joslin diabetes center affiliated with Harvard medical school. He had a list of supplements under a headline/box of supplements that are "more hype than help". I don't have the book in my hand but I believe that alpha lipoic acid was on that list along with several other things like chromium which many believe is helpful but he says otherwise.
That is exactly why I am testing for myself, to see if I personally notice benefits for me. There is a lot of hype around supplements so it is hard to know what is real and what isn't - but some have had a positive impact on my blood sugar readings.

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I would say that it's best to trust the professional scientists who analyze the data. Joslin diabetes center is the top place in the country for all things related to diabetes. By the way-that penis enlargement supplement that you are "trying"-it's nothing but snake oil too! Don't be one of the gullible people that help dishonest people get rich.

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I would say that it's best to trust the professional scientists who analyze the data. Joslin diabetes center is the top place in the country for all things related to diabetes. By the way-that penis enlargement supplement that you are "trying"-it's nothing but snake oil too! Don't be one of the gullible people that help dishonest people get rich.
If I trusted doctors, I would be seriously sick right now.

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I would say that it's best to trust the professional scientists who analyze the data. Joslin diabetes center is the top place in the country for all things related to diabetes. By the way-that penis enlargement supplement that you are "trying"-it's nothing but snake oil too! Don't be one of the gullible people that help dishonest people get rich.
Yes there is a lot of snake oil out there, but, there are also some supplements out there (if in the right form) that are helpful. A lot of things we may need to take supplements for are things that are no longer as abundant in our foods because the soils they are grown in are becoming depleted of them.

By the way, would that be the same group of professional scientists that have come up with the nutritional guidelines that has turned us into the unhealthy lot we have become? It seems they are ignoring the data that is proving that.

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I found that R-Alpha Lipoic Acid was a significant help with my neuropathy. It is the only supplement that I have ever taken which provided discernible results from the time I started using it.

It actually tempered the severe pain I experienced after beginning insulin. It did not take the pain away, but it did make it noticeably less intense. After doing a lot of research I decided to take it as it promoted the healing of the protective coating on the nerves damaged by high blood sugar. In other words, it helped to repair the damage causing my neuropathy.

In all the research that I have done regarding this supplement I have never seen it referred to as anything other than helpful and valuable. It is a necessary component that is already present in your body. All of my doctors, including my retinologist, were very supportive of me taking this supplement even though none of them actually told me about it. They all said that it would be of benefit when I told them I had started taking. I understand that it is standard practice in Europe to prescribed this for anyone with diabetes and has been for a long time.

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