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My experiences with Alpha Lipoic Acid: benefits and side effects

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by RustyJ, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    Old thread but good info. I will be coming back in the future to add my input, when I decide is time to try ALA cutler-style (to make sure about mercury). ALA is in the Leaky Gut protocol of Maes that I am doing (which makes sense looking at studies of ALA effects on intestinal inflammation), but if you are metal toxic as I suspect I am, taking it while curing the gut could be counterproductive.
     
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  2. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Old thread but it seems to be the right place to ask this. I have just started carnitine fumarate and am looking into ALA. I have no metal fillings and have not eaten fish or seafood since the age of three, nor have I ever lived anywhere with coal as an energy source. Is there any reason to suspect that I would have mercury toxicity?

    (By the way, if you reply to this, I'd appreciate it if you could quote this post. I'm not on the forum much these days, and I think it's the only way I'll get notified.)
     
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    cman89 Senior Member

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    I doubt mercury would be an issue unless you have ingested it through some sort of unknown chemical. I would start at small dosage and see if anything changes.
     
  4. mikac61

    mikac61

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    Hi ,

    When you say you used it 3 days a week ,does that mean like ,monday,wednesday,friday ?
    and what do you mean by "after finishing 3-day course, feel like a truck has run over me" what simptoms did you have ?
    And did you take 50 mg every 3 hours for 24 h ?
    Did you notice any improvement in anxiety and how was your mood and motivation ?
     
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  5. cman89

    cman89 Senior Member

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    Cutlers protocol involves using ALA two -four days "on" then taking an equal time off to let the body recharge.
     
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    cman89 Senior Member

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    And yes, ideally, you want to go 24 hours, so you wake up to dose. It keeps blood levels steady.
     

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