Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) or Thioctic Acid (TA) is a coenzyme that improve
blood flow and decreases some forms of coagulation. It is a common antioxidant
supplement. It is also a chelation agent
R-Lipoic Acid is related and some people
report better results with it.
- improves blood flow .
- decreases in fibrinogen, factor VII, von Willebrand's
factor, and triglycerides
- inhibiting platelet and leukocyte activation and adhesion, reducing free
radical generation, and increasing cerebral blood flow
- an adjunct treatment for depression
side effects (at 1200 mg/day)
- altered thyroid hormone function
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