Friday, April 20, 2007


Each time I eat, I take 600mg of alpha lipoic acid. This is good for 30 points postprandial on my blood sugar readings. Alpha lipoic acid is an enzyme that is created in the body, but a 1500mg and above, it has great blood sugar lowering properties. It came to us from the anti-aging movement, and there are lots of good reasons to take alpha lipoic acid - it also protects against the amyloid plaque diseases of the brain such as Parkinson's and Alzheimers.

Make sure you have a source of biotin in your diet, as alpha lipoic acid creates a biotin deficiency. But alpha lipoic acid has been in use in Germany for some 50 years to protect diabetics from neuropathy. This is simply a great supplement for diabetics.

Read more about alpha lipoic acid here:

Be sure to work with your doctor to turn down your diabetic medications. Alpha lipoic acid works very fast, so you will need to reduce your medications immediately.

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