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How Alpha-Lipoic Acid Helps Balance Blood Sugar

How Alpha-Lipoic Acid Helps Balance Blood Sugar

Alpha-lipoic acid, also known as ALA and lipoic acid, is a compound made by the body and found in all human cells. It acts as a powerful antioxidant to reduce damage from free radicals.

ALA may help lower blood sugar by enhancing glucose transport and utilization. In a randomized and controlled trial of 74 patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that oral supplementation of alpha-lipoic acid can improve insulin sensitivity.1

Another study on participants with type 2 diabetes found that ALA increases glucose disposal from the blood by augmenting the actions of insulin.2

Researchers also reported a significant decrease in fasting blood sugar in a third study on type 2 diabetics receiving alpha-lipoic acid supplementation.3

Peripheral insulin sensitivity has also been shown to improve as a result if ALA supplementation.4

Additional studies further support the use of alpha-lipoic acid to lower blood sugar.5,6,7


Alpha-lipoic acid may help lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.

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