I.V Vitamin Therapy Clinic
Alpha-Lipoic Acid Infusion Package $110
Packages that really work, we use high-quality I.V Vitamins and all treatments are administered by Licensed board-certified Nurses and Practitioners.
(1000ml of Electrolytes Included in package)
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Enhances skin complexion
Increases energy levels
Reduces Oxidative Stress
Alpha-lipoic acid seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage in the body and also restores vitamin levels such as vitamin E and vitamin C. There is also evidence that alpha-lipoic acid can improve the function and conduction of neurons in diabetes.
Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body.
Alpha-lipoic acid seems to work as an antioxidant, which means that it might provide protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury. The antioxidant effects might also be helpful in certain liver diseases.
IV ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid)
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a compound that occurs naturally in our bodies in small amounts. When produced by the body though, ALA is bound to proteins and is not bioactive. It is believed that only free ALA, the supplemented form, has a therapeutic effect on the body.
Historically ALA has been researched for its antioxidant effect. ALA has been found to neutralize harmful reactive oxidants in the body such as reactive oxygen species (ROS).
ROS are chemical compounds containing oxygen that can cause cellular damage. ROS are produced normally in our body, but environmental triggers such as exposure to radiation can significantly increase their production leading to widespread cellular damage.
ALA has also been found to regenerate other antioxidants such as vitamin C, E, glutathione, CoQ10, and possibly vitamin A.
One of the best-studied areas of ALA is in the treatment of neuropathy. ALA has been found to improve the flow of blood in small vessels near nerves while reducing oxidative stress which further prevents damage.
Another potential mechanism is that ALA prevents lipid peroxidation (rancidification of fats in our bodies) which is a known cause of neuropathy.
Neuropathy is a common side effect of numerous chemotherapies especially regimens containing taxanes and platinum compounds. Studies have shown that supplementing ALA while undergoing these chemotherapies can prevent and reverse neuropathy.
Dr. Rubin was one of the first physicians to publish on the use of Intravenous ALA clinically as an anti-cancer agent. He is also one of the few physicians to publish studies showing that IV ALA can be an effective treatment in some types of cancer.
In one published case report, a patient with pancreatic cancer with metastasis to the liver was administered IV ALA alongside low dose naltrexone (LDN), see the LDN section of the website here. Before initiation of ALA, chemotherapy had failed and there was disease progression. After initiation of the treatment the patient had improvement of symptoms and 78 months after beginning treatment the patient had no disease progression and remained symptom-free.
Another publication by Dr. Rubin and colleagues looked at 3 patients with metastatic and non-metastatic pancreatic cancer all of whom had similar results to the above patient. While larger studies are needed these cases studies point towards ALA having anti-cancer effects against certain types of cancer.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) Defined: Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant, as it contains two powerful antioxidant groups for each molecule of ALA. One of its most important characteristics is that, unlike most antioxidants, it is fat-soluble and water-soluble. This enables it to provide protection in a much wider range of physiological environments throughout the body, including the brain, while most IV antioxidants cannot cross the blood-brain barrier.
At the cellular level, ALA (which is made by the body and found in every cell) helps turn glucose into energy and also aids in recycling other antioxidants to participate in neutralizing dangerous free radicals.
Within the body, the normal levels of circulating ALA are relatively low, meaning that supplementation is necessary in order to experience ALA’s full benefits. Most of the ALA the body makes is consumed rapidly, so IV supplementation of this molecule can have major benefits.