Alpha-lipoic acid (1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid)
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is made naturally in the body and may protect against cellThe basic unit of all living organisms. damage in a variety of conditions. There is strong evidence that alpha lipoic acid may help treat type 2 diabetes and nerveBundle of fibres that carries information in the form of electrical impulses. damage. The therapeutic use of alpha lipoic acid is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or corresponding regulatory agencies in other countries.