Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Also known by these names

  • 1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid
  • α-lipoic acid
  • Alpha lipoic acid
  • ALA
  • Lipoate
  • Lipoic acid
  • Thioctan
  • Thioctic acid

BCCT plans to write a summary on alpha-lipoic acid. While our summary is in development, you can visit About Herbs: Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Cautions

Alpha-lipoic acid may cause hypoglycemia that can be compounded if you are on medication that reduces blood sugar. Refer to the About Herbs summary on Alpha-Lipoic Acid for more information.  

Dosing

BCCT does not recommend therapies or doses, but only provides information for patients and providers to consider as part of a complete treatment plan. Patients should discuss therapies with their physicians, as contraindications, interactions and side effects must be evaluated.

Dosage recommendations are available from these sources:

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