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IV Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants in the body are used up as they attack free radicals, but evidence suggests alpha-lipoic acid may help regenerate these other antioxidants and make them active again. Alpha-lipoic acid is also sometimes called Lipoic Acid or Thioctic Acid. IV alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is used to treat cancer (especially pancreatic cancer with metastasis), neuropathy and chronic liver disease. It is a powerful antioxidant, like vitamin C and E, and helps to protect cells from oxidative damage.

Some of the benefits of IV alpha lipoic acid:

•    Reduces oxidative stress
•    Stabilize NF(k)B (a protein complex that regulates DNA transcription)
•    Stimulate pro-oxidant cancer cell death
•    Down regulate the proliferation of malignant cells
•    Improves several components of the metabolic syndrome a combination of risk factors that increases one’s risk for diabetes
•    Reduces blood pressure
•    Reduces insulin resistance
•    Improves the lipid profile
•    Reduces weight
•    Increases insulin sensitivity
•    Improves diabetic neuropathy
•    Protects against cataract formation
•    Improves visual function in glaucoma
•    Helps prevents retinal cell death when combined with vitamin E in retinitis pigmentosa
•    Reduces brain damage after a stroke
•    Removes toxic metals from the body
•    Improves skin texture

To book an appointment call 587-360-1100
He is your Airdrie Naturopath and serving the surrounding, Olds, Didsbury, Drumheller, Cochrane, Calgary area.

Dr. Kin Leung, B.Sc., N.D., CCT, CPCC, FABNO
Naturopathic Fundamentals Wellness Clinic
Unit 6104, 403 MacKenzie Way SW
Airdrie, AB
T4E 3V7

(587) 360-1100