How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps Weight Loss

by admin on February 3, 2011

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) decreases insulin resistance By making cells less rigid, more pliable, better able to allow insulin to carry glucose into the cells (so its burned as energy, and not stored as fat around your mid section.)

Sugar combines with protein to cause glycosylation- a hardening of the cell wall caused by cross linking of sugar with protein. ALA keeps this from happening, so insulin is better able to carry the glucose into the cell.

ALA is part of an enzyme complex within the mitochondria that control energy production, it could help aging cells increase their energy production which in turn allows them to repair cellular damage better and to expel wastes more effectively, thus slowing the effects of aging.

ALA is a very powerful antioxidant that is both water soluable and fat soluable. Free radicals (spent oxygen molecules) have been implicated in as many as 80 age-related diseases, including heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer. Its clear that there are many ways in which ALA can help improve anyone’s health, especially if they have diabetes or are prediabetic with a problem with insulin resistance.


See Interview with Nicholas Perricone, MD on aging skin and ALA – alpha lipoic acid –;col1

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