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Product Review: Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplements Review

Initial Posting: 12/2/16
Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements Reviewed by Tests and Comparisons of Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements Show Some Cost 13 Times As Much as Others

Find the Best Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplement at the Lowest Cost!

Alpha-lipoic acid supplements compared in this review
alpha betic Alpha Lipoic Acid NOW Alpha Lipoic Acid Spring Valley [Walmart] Alpha Lipoic Acid
Bronson Laboratories Alpha Lipoic Acid Olympian Labs Inc. Alpha Lipoic Acid Naturopathic Sundown Naturals Alpha Lipoic Acid
Country Life R-Lipoic Acid Ortho Molecular Products Lipoic Acid Vitacost Alpha Lipoic Acid
Jarrow Formulas Alpha Lipoic Sustain 300 with Biotin Pure Encapsulations Metabolic Xtra Vitamin World Alpha Lipoic Acid 200 mg
Natrol Alpha Lipoic Acid Puritan's Pride Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 mg Vitamin World Extra Strength Alpha Lipoic Acid
Nature's Bounty Alpha Lipoic Acid Radiance Platinum [CVS] Alpha Lipoic Acid Vitamin World Triple Strength Alpha Lipoic Acid
Nature's Sunshine Alpha Lipoic Acid Solgar Alpha Lipoic Acid  
Make sure the alpha-lipoic acid supplement you take passed our quality review and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
Alpha-lipoic acid (also called lipoic acid) is an antioxidant that assists the body in the conversion of glucose to energy. Clinical evidence suggests it may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, reduce symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and enhance weight loss when dieting. However, it can be difficult to know which form of alpha-lipoic acid (R-isomer or "mixed" isomer) best suits your needs — and your budget!

Our tests identified many high-quality alpha-lipoic acid products — containing their claimed amounts of alpha-lipoic acid. If they contained additional ingredients, such as herbs, we also tested for potential contamination with the toxic heavy metals lead, cadmium and arsenic. 

Among the products which passed our tests and were CL Approved, the cost to get 100 mg of alpha-lipoic acid ranged from just 3 cents to 41 cents. You can easily save a lot of money by shopping wisely! 

Some of the more expensive products were made with R-isomer-only alpha lipoic acid, which has both pros and cons. 

You must be a member to get the full test results along with's recommendations and quality ratings. You'll get results for 17 alpha-lipoic acid supplements -- 10 selected by and seven which passed testing in our voluntary Quality Certification Program, as well as information about three supplements similar to one that passed testing. 

In this comprehensive report, you'll discover: 
    • The best quality alpha-lipoic acid supplements and which passed or failed testing
    • Which alpha-lipoic acid supplements are the best value and are CL's Top Picks  
    • What alpha-lipoic acid can and cannot do for your health
    • How R-alpha-lipoic acid differs from mixed isomer alpha-lipoic acid
    • The dose of alpha-lipoic acid for specific uses   
    • Cautions when using alpha-lipoic acid, including side-effects, drug interactions, and interference with thyroid function, treatment, and tests (such as T3 and TSH)  

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Do any supplements help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy? Get the answer >>

Can I just stop taking alpha lipoic acid, or do I need to taper down? Get the answer >>

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