The ideal daily dose of alpha lipoic acid is between 50mg to 100mg. Not many serious side effects are linked to alpha lipoic acid.
With excess amounts of alpha lipoic acid you may experience:
- Upset stomach
- Low blood sugar
Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant and fatty acid naturally produced within the body. Its main function is to produce glutothimone, a small molecule that helps dissolve toxins in the liver. Alpha lipoic acid works with the body to turn glucose to energy. Since alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant, it helps fight free radicals which can cause disease and damage cells. Meats and vegetables are good sources of alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic acid can help people with cardiovascular disease, cataracts, and diabetes.
Alpha lipoic acid also helps by:
- Improving benefits of vitamins C and E
- Fighting free radicals
- Detoxifying your body
- Combating effects of aging
Effects of aging are reduced with alpha lipoic acid because it is an antioxidant that prevents free radical damage. Besides forming naturally in the body, free radicals can result from pollution, smoking, and alcohol. Free radicals can cause unwanted skin problems like fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
Alpha lipoic acid supplements are a good idea since the antioxidant is only present in small amounts of foods like:
- Brewer’s yeast
- Organ meats
- Rice bran
The Perricone Alpha Lipoic Acid Dietary Supplement provides a safe amount of daily alpha lipoic acid without minor alpha lipoic acid side effects. Dr. Perricone recommends taking 2 supplements a day with meals.