I had tests a couple months ago and have CTS mod. to severe in rt. hand and mod. in left hand. I'm considering surgery for the right hand. Randy, what is r-ala? I'm glad that your health is improving and appreciate your support.
Thanks Deb. R-ALA is Alpha Lipoic Acid. It is an amino acid that is already in you system. It is an amazing anti oxident and helps the nerves to heal. The R designation is the more natural version. You can buy ala cheaper, but the non R is not as effective. Do some research on it. There is a lot of info on the web. It is standaed fare for diabetic care in Europe. I found a lot of different dosage recommendations, but I started with 1200 units. I recently dropped to 1000. I found 200mg caps at Vitacost, but you can get 100mg caps at any supplement store. For me, there was a noticable affect from the first day. Both my PCP and retinologist approved of it, but niether brought it up to me.
Thank you Randy! I will do some research. I'm open to trying this.
could you please help and say, how much of R-Ala I should take per day? 100mg,200mg? before meals ,once a day? I have no access to info. thank you
Here is what Dr Atkins says on p252 of "Dr Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution"...a direct quote of Dr Atkins in two paragraphs follows...
In the absence of any medical problems, a good daily lipoic acid dosage ranges from 100 to 300 mg. Take some B1, too, as a supporting nutrient. For conditions that require a full antioxidant response to overcome metabolic resistance to losing weight, I prescribe between 300 and 600 mg per day. As part of a program to treat diabetes, cancer, or AIDS, I use 600-900 mg.
Except for rare skin reactions, lipoic acid has no adverse effects and no drug interactions. The only possible medicinal consequence would be the need for diabetics to reduce their dependence on insulin or other antidiabetic drug under the guidance of a physician. But this, after all, should be one of your main objectives.
thanks a lot
600-900mg a day? it is a huge dose, you have no problems with liver after such a dose?
important massage for me.thank you. can you please tell how much mg of R-ALA should help for pains? grateful for answer