From Hartford, Connecticut, USA:
Is a-lipoic acid research continuing to indicate usefulness in treating diabetic neuropathy? At what dosage? I have seen 600 mg referenced as standard in Germany. Is a-lipoic acid related to folic acid?
Reports on the effectiveness of alpha lipoic acid in the treatment of various forms of diabetic neuropathy have been ambivalent as discussed in Nitrosative injury and antioxidant therapy in the management of diabetic neuropathy. Despite some rather enthusiastic accounts especially from Germany, this does not seem to have been the case in the U.S. and, so far, it has not been approved by the FDA. The dose used in Europe was indeed 600mg. It was given intravenously, which, of course, increases its cost significantly. It is NOT related to folic acid.
|Return to the Top of This Page|
Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.