Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha Lipoic Acid, or ALA, is found in spinach, potatoes, broccoli and few other natural foods. It is an anti-oxidant that has previously been used for a number of reasons, one being to help with patients diabetes.
There are many that claim that ALA is needed in the body for energy. This is true. The kicker is that the body already makes a sufficient amount of ALA by itself. So be somewhat carefull if a diet pill is claiming that it’ll jumpstart your energy because of the alpha lipoic acid. The claims don’t stop there. Some believe ALA to aid in the treatment of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and strokes. None of these claims have been proven in clinical studies.
While alpha lipoic acid is an essential anti-oxidant, having more than your body already produces isn’t likely to do you much good. At least there hasn’t been any research to prove otherwise yet. Claims that it will give you more energy are simply not supported by any research.