My experiences with Alpha Lipoic Acid: benefits and side effects

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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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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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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.)
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.
 
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I am taking ALA according to Cutler's recommendations: 50mg every 3hrs for 3 days a week, initially for mercury chelation, now as a cheap anti-retroviral. I have marked improvement, plus some negatives. Is anyone else on it? I would like to hear your experiences?

I have noticed the following benefits:

Immediate:
  • Improved sleep
  • Dramatic reduction in depression

After 3 months
  • No depression at all
  • Less bloating and reflux - able to reduce Zantac by half, although not every time.
  • Small improvement in energy, maybe 10%, but its consistent and steadily improving
  • Doing more things - bit hard to explain because this is not the same as energy increase - eg couldn't contemplate doing tax, now can do it easily

Negatives
  • On the days I'm taking the ALA I feel sub par.
  • Usually a day after finishing 3-day course, feel like a truck has run over me.
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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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 ?
Cutlers protocol involves using ALA two -four days "on" then taking an equal time off to let the body recharge.
 

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