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User Reviews & Ratings - Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID)

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID).

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Reason for taking: Diabetic neuropathy
7/31/2013 1:50:45 PM

Reviewer: carol, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 78 year old mother was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. She was having extreme pain in knee, burning in both feet, and pain in upper thigh. She had been VERY active and in otherwise good health (with exception of diabetes requiring shot twice a day). He doctor was able to do nothing for her neuropathy related pain (one knee, both feet, and upper thigh) that was even keeping her awake at ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Diabetic neuropathy
3/15/2013 6:04:27 PM

Reviewer: LIGHTHORSE, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have been taking for 3 weeks and found some relief from the foot and leg buzzing. Also ALA helped with the damaged caused by taking statins,wow.I am going to keep taking this stuff.

Reason for taking: Diabetic neuropathy
3/2/2013 4:53:38 PM

Reviewer: Daniel, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Been using ala for a week now 800mg a day. Helps me get two hours more sleep a night. Before I was only getting 20 minutes a night of sleep. Seem to work for two hours then the burning comes back. Still have thick toe feeling, bottoms of feel hurt bad. But it gets rid of the worst part the burning. Maybe after taking it for a month all my pain will be much better I hope. Been type 2 for two months ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Diabetic neuropathy
2/4/2013 1:34:55 PM

Reviewer: Insulin10, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
It was my MD that suggested to take ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID along with my neuropathy medication because it alone was not doing the job. Three days after taking ALA the tingling, burning and pain was gone. Not reduced but gone. I have even not taking it to see if it was just a fluck a day or two and the pain and other problems came back. Started on it again and the tingling and pain came right back. ALA ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Diabetic neuropathy
5/14/2012 10:16:11 AM

Reviewer: Big Sis, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had no alleviations of my symptoms and was taking this supplement for over a month. The only thing I got for my trouble was a terrible rash on both arms and legs. I won't take again!

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