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Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) for Neuropathy


Diabetic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, can be a painful and debilitating condition that affects the nerves. Untreated neuropathy can lead to tingling, numbness, and difficulty balancing. Over time the symptoms will worsen and can lead to a lower quality of life, permanent nerve damage, foot ulcers, and in severe cases, it can lead to amputation. 

ALA, an antioxidant with numerous health benefits, has been shown to be effective in helping manage blood sugar levels.

Understanding Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-lipoic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the body, plays a crucial role in converting glucose into energy. It is known for its antioxidant properties, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. For individuals with diabetes, ALA has gained attention due to its potential to lower blood sugar levels.

Potential Side Effects

ALA is generally considered safe when used at appropriate doses, but it can cause side effects. Common side effects may include nausea or a stomach upset. Rarely, it can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in people with diabetes, so monitoring blood sugar levels is necessary if you have diabetes.

The Importance of R-Alpha-Lipoic Acid

When it comes to using ALA, it is important to ensure that you are taking the correct form, stabilized R-alpha-lipoic acid. This form is thought to be more active and beneficial compared to unstabilized S-alpha-lipoic acid. Choosing the right form of ALA is vital for positive outcomes. If the bottle doesn’t say “stabilized R” you are guaranteed to be getting the unstabilized S form of Alpha-Lipoic Acid. 

Remember that while ALA may provide relief for some people with neuropathy, it may not work for everyone, and its effectiveness can vary. It's essential to address the underlying cause of neuropathy, such as diabetes, and follow a comprehensive treatment plan. 

Reducing Inflammation and Using Food as Medicine

The first step to reversing diabetic neuropathy is to begin making lifestyle changes that will improve blood flow and nerve pain.  70% of your health is dependent on nutrition. People with diabetic neuropathy can make small lifestyle changes that will lead to big results. 

Implementing nutritional changes alone can make a great impact on your health. Start by reducing the inflammation in your daily nutritional intake. For more on this, check out my YouTube playlist on Everything Nutrition

Another lifestyle change to implement is getting regular exercise. No matter where you are in your health journey, getting regular exercise is essential.  Check out this guide to see different exercises you can do, at any stage of mobility. 

Choose Lasting Relief

At Momentum, we understand the challenges of neuropathy and the importance of personalized care. Our Relief Program offers a guided approach to help you reverse the symptoms of neuropathy. With a focus on:

  • Reducing Inflammation
  • Improving Micro-Circulation
  • At-Home Therapy
  • Personalized Coaching

Take Action, Take Back Your Life - Steps you can take today:

If you've been neglecting diabetic neuropathy, it's time to take action and reclaim control of your health. 

At Momentum, our Neuropathy Relief Program provides guided care to help you reverse your neuropathy symptoms. This powerful and proven solution focuses on lifestyle changes, movement tools, and supplements to get you back to the life you want to live. 

Start your journey towards relief today.


Like with any recommendation- Please make certain it is right for you and follow the instructions on the bottle and read any caution warnings that may apply to you, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.