ALA

Two to the heart: Cardio essentials

Heart disease includes a number of separate but often related conditions, such as angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. As the number one cause of death in North America, heart disease is strongly linked to diet...

Pain Away: ALA quickly eases pain common in diabetes

A collaborative study between Mayo Clinic and a medical center in Russia found that alpha lipoic acid (ALA) significantly and rapidly reduces the frequency and severity of symptoms of the most common kind of diabetic neuropathy. The symptoms affected include burning...

Alpha-lipoic acid cuts diabetes pain

Researchers at the Russian Medical Academy for Advanced Studies in Moscow theorized that because the potent antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) helps the overall health of the nerves, it may help improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage). In this...

EFAs give boost to kids’ brains

Attention all moms-to-be: Did you know that supplementing with essential fatty acids (EFAs) during the last trimester of pregnancy can increase your child’s IQ? At the Institute for Nutrition Research at the University of Oslo in Norway, a study with 262 pregnant...

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

Diabetes is a serious and growing health problem in the Western world. Recent figures put the estimate at about 5% of the population, of which 90% is type II or adult-onset diabetes. This type is thought to be most related to diet and lifestyle choices. Though there...

Alzheimer’s improved with antioxidant

Lipoic acid or alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerhouse antioxidant that is widely used as a weight-loss aid. This antioxidant helps prevent excess fat storage and improves glucose utilization. Recent studies have also made it a popular anti-aging nutrient, known to...