Alpha-lipoic acid (LA), or 1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid, is a naturally occurring dithiol compound synthesized enzymatically in the mitochondrion from octanoic acid.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA, thioctic acid) is an organo-sulfur component produced from plants, animals, and humans.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a potent biological antioxidant, a detoxification agent, and a diabetes medicine.
Alpha-lipoic acid has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in weight loss, treating diabetic nerve pain, healing wounds, lowering blood sugar, improving skin discoloration caused by vitiligo, and decreasing complications of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Alpha-lipoic acid has also been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, alcoholic liver problems, altitude sickness, heart-related nerve problems, HIV-related brain problems, or eye problems caused by diabetes.
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