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Lipoic acid - biological activity and therapeutic potential.

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#1 Joelf


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:15 AM

Lipoic acid - biological activity and therapeutic potential.

Current studies support its use in the ancillary treatment of many diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, autoimmune diseases, cancer and AIDS. PubMed. Pharmacol Rep. 2011;63(4):849-58. (Also see: Supplement Guide for Systemic Scleroderma)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:32 PM

Someone had mentioned alpha-lipoic acid and I think it was L-carnitine (or something like that) used together. I bought them, but then read on one of them that someone with thyroid issues should check with a doctor. I asked my endocrinologist about it, but he didn't have any knowledge of it at all.

So I never took it, just in case. I can't remember if it was the alpha-lipoic acid or the other one, but it's something to be aware of for anyone looking into it.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

You can also eat (organic) beef liver to get alpha-lipoic acid. For a nice dip, mix chopped calf liver (or other cooked organs) with avocados and seasonings. It's quick, easy, and chock full of alpha-lipoic acid.

Also dark leafy greens and broccoli are good sources, but for thyroid problems we would want to mostly cook our greens (and other goitrogenic foods). It's nice to mix the liver and avocado (for example) because avocados are high in tyrosine, which is good for thyroid function.

That's all as I understand it, and I am not a doctor nor a nutritionist, and I am mostly just confused and dismayed by a wide variety of don't-eat-this and do-eat-that advice that we are bombarded with every day. So some days I am vegan, on others I'm vegetarian, or lacto-ovo vegetarian. Then again most of the time I'm an omnivore, but I have my raw food moments, not to mention my gluten free and dairy-free adventures, and then again, I eat for deep nutrition, as they call it.

I figure, if I do a different thing with every meal or day, eventually I will cover all the bases and garner the most nutrition out of each. :emoticon-dont-know:
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