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What are the side effects of taking alpha-lipoic acid?

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Alpha-lipoic acid is a natural protective antioxidant. Studies show it may help with symptoms of diabetes, cancer treatments, and other conditions. Side effects are uncommon. But these supplements could cause nausea, dizziness, or a rash. Topical alpha-lipoic acid can also irritate the skin.

From: Alpha-Lipoic Acid WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site, “About Herbs: Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Mijnhout, G. , April 2010; vol 68: pp 158-160. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by David Kiefer on October 17, 2016

SOURCES:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site, “About Herbs: Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph, “Alpha-lipoic acid.”

Mijnhout, G. , April 2010; vol 68: pp 158-160. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by David Kiefer on October 17, 2016

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