Alpha Lipoic Acid: A lesser but much appreciated character in detox

One of my favorite supplements (but less well known than the rest):  Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA).  ALA can be synthesized naturally in the body and it has vitamin-like anti-oxidant properties.  Because this molecule is able to mix in water and fat it can provide anti-oxidant protection in virtually every part of the body.   This guy is a great supporter of other anti-oxidants as well including vitamin E, glutathione and CoQ10.

As this is a series on detox of course I bring up ALA for it’s ability to detoxify and chelate mercury, lead, and cadmium.  As well as whole body detoxification it is also use to support healthy skin, help with insulin resistance and blood sugar management.

Although ALA can be synthesized in the body, the supply often cannot keep up with demand in today’s world.  Recommended doses depends on current levels of stress and need for detox support.


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