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Ralapure R Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): This is the TRUE Stabilized R+ ALA, not the combination of the R+ and S- that you typically see in the health and discount stores! 90 veggie caps, 150 mg each, 1-3caps per day is the recommended dosage. Please note: For BMS (Burning Mouth Syndrome) we recommend you take 2 capsules 4 times a day until you see results. Then you can reduce the amount slowly until you see what works for you.*
Ralapure R Alpha Lipoic Acid (RALA) is the only antioxidant that is both fat and water soluble. This is important because Ralapure R Alpha Lipoic Acid (RALA) can access all parts of the cell, giving it tremendous ability to trap free radicals wherever they may be. One of the leading causes of the symptoms we know as aging is free radical damage.
RALA is one of the very few substances that can actually cross the blood/brain barrier to enter the brain and go directly where it is needed most. RALA supplementation causes increased levels of glutathione, which helps the body dispose of toxins.
This is important as glutathione protects the brain from free radical damage, and low levels of glutathione in the brain are associated with brain disorders such as stroke, dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Normally once an antioxidant has eliminated a free radical, it is lost forever. Lipoic acid is the only antioxidant with the unique ability to regenerate/recycle itself, and other antioxidants such as vitamins C & E, so that they can continue destroying free radicals.
This is why RALA is known as a network antioxidant. But, is all Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) the same?
Of particular interest for those with diabetes, Alpha Lipoic Acid speeds the removal of glucose (sugar) from the blood. Those suffering from HIV or AIDS can be encouraged by recent studies suggesting that ALA bolsters the antioxidant defenses in HIV-positive people. Test results have caused excitement regarding Alzheimer's & Alpha Lipoic Acid. Results of a small test showed ALA treatment led to a stabilization of cognitive functions in the Alzheimer's study group.
Burning Mouth Syndrome (B.M.S.) is characterized by a burning sensation in the tongue or other oral sites. Affected patients often present with multiple oral complaints, including burning, metallic or bitter, dry mouth, and taste alterations. Typically, patients awaken without pain but note increasing symptoms through the day and into the evening.
Most patients who develop burning mouth syndrome are post menopausal women. We usually see about ten women for every man that has burning mouth syndrome. Interestingly, men develop this condition, on the average, about fifteen years earlier than women. This does seem to be a relatively common problem which is seen all over the world. For example, in Holland, patients with burning mouth syndrome have formed a support group. This seems to be a condition which affects people of all races and all socioeconomic backgrounds.
Burning mouth syndrome has features of a neuropathy and could be related to the production of the toxic free radicals that are released in stress situations. RAlpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant able to increase the levels of intracellular glutathione and eliminate free radicals. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of Ralpha-lipoic acid in the therapy of BMS.
Though many studies had been conducted overseas using RALA to treat diabetic patients, the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study with a Russian medical center to test RALA's ability to help specifically with diabetic neuropathy. Half of the patients received five treatments a week consisting of 600 mg of alpha lipoic acid in intravenous form, while the others got a placebo. In just 2 1/2 weeks, the alpha lipoic acid patients reported -- and the researchers noted in examinations -- dramatic improvements in symptoms, including a six-point drop in pain levels on a 10-point scale. "But it didn't act only as a pain medication," says researcher and Mayo Clinic neurologist Peter Dyck, MD. "Alpha lipoic acid seems to actually change the metabolism of the nerve or blood supply to the nerve, and we noted some relief in symptoms."
His study, reported in the March issue of Diabetes Care, involved 120 patients with the most common form of diabetic neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, and a burning sensation and often leads to foot problems.Recently, Dr. Dan Ziegler and Dr. F. Arnold Gries at Heinrich Heine University in Dusselfdorf had more exciting news to report about lipoic acid. They found that treatment with lipoic acid actually stimulated the regeneration of nerve fibers in diabetics. In less than three weeks of treatments, patients taking 600mg of lipoic acid daily experienced a significant reduction in pain and numbness associated with neuropathy.+
Diabetes Mellitus is a group of chronic diseases associated with abnormally high levels of sugar in the blood. Glucose (sugar) builds up in the bloodstream as a result of the body's inability to produce insulin (which regulates blood/sugar levels) or the inability of insulin in the body to control sugar levels.
Diabetics suffer from many symptoms and complications. These include, but are not limited to; neurological, vascular, kidney and visual problems. Neuropathy is also a very common chronic problem for diabetics.
For well over 30 years physicians in Germany have been clinically treating Diabetics with ALA. Studies worldwide have shown ALA's ability to normalize glucose uptake and utilization. In one study, ALA was even shown to prevent diabetes in 70% of the animals tested. In another study type II diabetics were given 500mg of ALA daily and in 10 days saw a 30% increase in insulin stimulated glucose disposal.(2) *
Nerve damage or neuropathy affects over 50% of diabetics and is one of its most damaging complications. A study published in "Diabetes Care" has shown that supplementing with RALA can partly restore diabetic nerve function after only four months of high-dose oral treatment.(1)*
Ralapure R+ Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is the ALA you want...and If you buy another brand and it doesn't say "R+ Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)", then it's not the natural form your body needs! R+ Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is the only ALA that we sell.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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I have used this product for years and I have recommended it to others. It does the job.
I decided to give this a try to help get my readings back under control after finishing a course of prednisone for another issue. It made my readings go sky high. A one month average of 265 was just too much for me. I have finished the two bottles I purchased. Now my average for February is 113. I would rate this supplement 5 stars.
I am on prescription Gabapentin for small fiber neuropathy. The use of your RalaPure R Alpha Lipoic acid provides greater relief of my neuropathy pain than just the Gabapentin by itself.
RalaPure Stabilized R-Alpha Lipoic Acid - ALA WHAT DOES STABILIZED MEANS? THANK YOU! Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic acid has demonstrated superior bioavailability, stability and potency for a variety of potent health benefits. We convert the biologically active R form of lipoic acid to Sodium-R-Lipoic acid - which, in a recent human study achieved 10–30 times higher peak blood levels than pure, unstabilized R-Lipoic acid. Not only does Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic acid reach higher peak blood levels, it also achieves them sooner, ensuring rapid uptake from the plasma into the tissues. Unlike other forms of lipoic acid, Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic acid is more stable in the body. The increased stability of this enhanced formulation is the reason for its greater absorption and bioavailability compared with R-lipoic acid. I hope this helps!
AFTER TWO BOTTLES I FEEL MY FEET IS DOING MUCH BETTER IE;I WALKED A MILE WITHOUT DIFFICULTY.THERE ARE BAD TIMES BUT NOT LIKE IT WAS,IM A BELIEVER THUS FAR,THANK YOU!!
I have been purchasing products from WellnessPartners for 8 years. I have Peripheral Neuropathy diagnosis by and it was this neurologist doctor that prescribed RalaPure. If I happen to run out of this product and certainly feel a difference. My neuropathy pain becomes more noticeable. So I can say that the RalaPure product does improve my discomfort, relieves my pain.
My wife was experiencing a burning tongue after two doctors and over a 1000.00 dollars spent including a very painful nuclear mouthwash I found this product and within a few days it was gone, my wife has continued with RalaPure ever since. Thanks
I have a liver disease and I'd tried many different alpha lipoic acids in the past. I didn't know that there was a difference until I did some research and realized that stabilized and unstabilized mattered significantly. I've been taking RalaPure since March of this year and I've noticed that I don't get tired as often as my liver disease makes me very tired. I also don't experience liver pain at all when I take RalaPure in combination with my other holistic medicines. Love this product.
I have been taking RalaPure for close to 2 months now for BMS. It has not completely eliminated my symptoms, though it has given me more of a respite from the discomfort. Where as I would have the symptoms start at 11am each day, I can now go some days till 4 or 5pm before it starts. The other huge bonus is it has an appetite suppressing affect. Considering I have impaired fasting glucose and 15 pounds overweight, I am thrilled with how Ralapure has helped. I will tell you I cannot take 2 tablets at once due to heartburn, instead I take 1 pill every other hour, until I teach the optimal dosage. Happy to have found this product!