Alpha-lipoic acid
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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.

Summary

Benefits

  • 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

Risks

  • gastrointestinal side effects (at 1200 mg/day)
  • altered thyroid hormone function

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