Dr. Perricone has said, “Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has long been one of my favorite nutritional supplements. If I were to list all vitamins for healthy skin, this one would be first.” To get the maximum benefit from this supplement, it’s important to know and abide by the correct dosage.
To ensure safety and efficacy with all medications, treatments, and supplements, it is important to follow the specific dosage guidelines. For most treatments, if you use less than the recommended dosage, the effects are likely to be minimal and disappointing.
However, using too much of many treatments or drugs can have dangerous results for your body. Although no life-threatening side effects have been associated with high doses of alpha lipoic acid (ALA), it is still a very potent substance. Thus, for optimum results, it is crucial to follow all instructions on the supplement bottle and to consult a physician.
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No prescription is necessary for ALA in the United States, so it is readily available to anyone who wants to take steps toward radiant skin. ALA is found naturally in many foods including red meat, spinach, peas, and broccoli; however, the amount of this superstar antioxidant in a single pill is nearly 1,000 times greater than any food. Supplements usually range from 30 to 100 milligrams per pill. Depending on expectations and desired efficiency, a higher dosage can be administered with few side effects.
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Dr. Perricone’s ALA supplement is administered as two 50mg pills twice daily for a total of 100 milligrams of ALA. It provides a simple way to harness ALA for healthier skin and cell protection.
Other essential ingredients contained in this supplement include vitamin E(15 IU), Biotin(200mcg), High-GLA flaxseed powder(100mg) and Bioperine(5mg) – a patented black pepper extract. These high quality supplements are free of sugar, starch, sodium, yeast, milk products, preservatives, and any artificial dyes or coloring.
The Perricone MD supplement should be taken with meals:
- First at breakfast or lunch
- And then another at night with dinner
Although some research has shown that ALA is better absorbed on an empty stomach, one possible side effect of ALA is stomach irritation. Thus, Dr. Perricone recommends always taking the supplement with meals.
Skin elasticity and tone can also benefit from ALA administered as a topical cream, cleanser, or toner. One such product is the Advanced Face Firming Activator. Not only does this powerful product treat cheeks, foreheads and chins, Dr. Perricone recommends gently applying the Activator to the neck and behind the ears. These are often ignored places where skin tends to lose elasticity.
Another ALA-containing Perricone product with important dosage directions is the Skin Clear Toner. This product treats problem skin and uneven tone while still being gentle enough to avoid drying out skin. However, everyone’s skin is different, and some skin is more sensitive than others. Dr. Perricone recommends using this toner one to three times daily and to decrease application if dryness becomes a problem.
Besides listening to a physician and paying attention to how different products affect your skin, it is important to follow a regimen that is formulated to suit your skin type. Equally important is recognizing how supplements affect your whole body. Developing this awareness of your body is essential as you begin your journey to healthy, beautiful skin.