Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Better through IV
As mentioned before on our blog, antioxidant IV therapy can be a solution to fight off oxidative stress. This month, we want to focus on an antioxidant that is actually made by the body and found in every cell: alpha-lipoic acid. This unique molecule also aids cells in turning glucose into energy.
One factor that makes alpha-lipoic acid stand out above the rest is that it is both water and fat soluble—where as vitamin C is only water soluble and vitamin E is only fat soluble. This advantage allows for the antioxidant to work throughout the entirety of your body, as well as help regenerate other antioxidants that were lost while attacking free radicals.
Due to its ability to break down glucose, alpha-lipoic acid has been proven to help lower blood sugar for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients. In Germany, the anti-oxidant has also been used for many years to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy—which produces negative side effects of pain, burning, itching, and numbness due to nerve damage. All of these symptoms may be relieved with alpha-lipoic acid supplements. The antioxidant is also known to help reduce blood pressure, decrease insulin resistance, and help promote weight loss.
Alpha-lipoic acid is found in some common foods, such as yeast, spinach, broccoli, and red meats. You can also orally take alpha-lipoic acid vitamin supplement pills; however, studies have shown that intravenous therapy is the most effective way to absorb the antioxidant. Most studies of oral absorption have not had conclusive results, while IV therapy has had many.
For the remainder of July, IV Liquid Assets will be running a $75 special for alpha-lipoic acid IVs. This IV will require doctor evaluation before scheduling an appointment, as it may interact with certain medications. Diabetic medications, chemotherapy medications, and thyroid medications may all cause dangerously uneven levels within your body if consumed with high dosages of the antioxidant. You can receive alpha-lipoic acid through our Executive Stress IV, which also contains gluathione and other vitamins.
If you would like to take advantage of this deal or learn more about antioxidant IV therapy, call 855-234-WELL.