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Nesd help with R ALA

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Matteo1980, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Matteo1980

    Matteo1980 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone! I am having a very annoying peripheral neuropathy. I was trying different medications,including painkillers and antidepressants. None of them took any effect on the night time pain. I have sleepless nights since 5 months or so. Cannot cope with it lol. I was reading quite a lot of positive feedback from R ALA, so I would give that a go. Could somebody share me where is it possible to buy from? I mean the real one,high quality one. Also,if you have tried,what is your experience? Thanks all!
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Matteo1980 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot for sharing!
     
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    That is really useful; I will also give it a go.

    RCT evidence is that some people find it helpful, which I would never have looked at if you hadn't posted - thanks.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14984445
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065669/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836194/

    best wishes
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It is used in large doses via intravenous methods on the Continent for people with very severe neuropathy, but these are huge doses compared with the tablets. I can't see them doing this if it didn't work.

    It definitely works for me, although my foot neuropathy isn't at all connected to diabetes. It was a side effect of chemotherapy over 5 years ago. It got rid of mine completely so I stopped taking it. After about 3 months it came back, so I am taking it again. All I have is one 100mg tablet of the double strength R-ALA once a day.

    I hope it works for you.
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The cost of R-ALA has been steadily increasing in the UK over this year, presumably due to import exchange rates. The brand I buy, Life Extension, is now £26 a pot. Recently I balked at this and in protest I stopped buying it and started taking the mix s/r-ala as it is so much cheaper. Whilst my wallet has appreciated the change , my feet certainly haven't and my neuropathy is noticeably worse.
    So I can deduce from this that the stated extra bio-efficiency of the pure "r" product is quite correct and i'm going to have to bite the bullet and get back on it.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    The Swansons double strength, as shown in my links above, is around £18, cheaper if you buy more than one bottle.
     
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    Is that 300mg above from Swanson?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I buy the 100g double strength from Swanson. I take one tablet a day. You are allowed to take 2 tablets.
     
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    Matteo1980 · Well-Known Member

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    How long do you take it and how much do you find it works?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I mentioned in an earlier post that it works extremely well for me. So well that last December I stopped taking it. A couple of months later it came back, so I started taking it again and it is working.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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