I just wanted to double check with the community here about the effects of ALA (alpha lipoic acid). The Andrew Cutler crowd says that if you take this at all without following their protocol and you have heavy metals, the ALA will mess you up. Someone ran my detox genetics recently and recommended I take ALA daily. I've been doing 150mg once a day. According to the Cutler people, this is a cardinal sin because you should be taking smaller doses every 4-8 hours (including during sleep cycles). I'm just trying to shore up my detoxing pathways because apparently they are abysmal. I have SOD2, GSTP, MTRR, CBS and COMT mutations. I need to support glutathione and SOD production, as well as cleanup any excess methyl groups. My plan right now is: grape seed extract, turmeric, ALA, milk thistle, carnitine fumarate, hydroxyB12, quercertin, rutin, and CoQ10. I need to introduce these gradually since most of them I've never taken before, and I need to double check them. Off topic question... but can anyone recommend a non-methyl form of folate / folic acid that would not add methyl groups to my system? TIA!!