Alpha-Lipoic Acid: A Potential Ally in Cancer Treatment

Alpha Lipoid Acid: Anticancer | Chemotherapy & Radiation Sensitizer | Neuropathy Reduction

Written by Keith Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Author
Written: 08/20/2023   Updated 03/25/2024

While conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation have been the cornerstone of cancer therapy, researchers are continually exploring ways to enhance their effectiveness and reduce side effects. One promising compound that has emerged in recent scientific discussions is alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). This powerful antioxidant might play a significant role in supporting cancer treatment.

What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA aka thioctic acid) is a naturally occurring compound that's vital for cellular energy production. It's unique because it's both water and fat-soluble, allowing it to work in every cell or tissue in the body. Beyond its primary role in energy metabolism, ALA is renowned for its antioxidant properties, helping to neutralize harmful...

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