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R-ala

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by maryrachel, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. maryrachel

    maryrachel Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Has anyone got any experience of taking r-ala? What did you take it for? How effective was it, what amount per day and where would you recommend getting it from? I am hoping it will help with restless legs and neuropathy??
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I have taken it for several years. I only have very mild neuropathy in my feet (caused by chemotherapy, not diabetes) but I find the R-ALA makes it disappear. I stopped taking it a couple of years ago and the neuropathy came back, so I started again and am still taking it.

    I buy mine from here https://www.healthmonthly.co.uk/swa... Double Strength R-Fraction Alpha Lipoic Acid

    and have one 100mg tablet a day, but as I said, my problem was very mild.

    It is worth a try.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi @maryrachel, sorry, I have no knowledge of r-ala, but I do have Restless Leg Syndrome and I take Ropinirole, twice a day, prescribed by my Gp
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hello there Mary - I took it for a couple of months ago for post-surgical neuropthy on my ribs I was told might, or might not, go away naturally.

    After several weeks, my neuropathy eased, to the point where provided I don't wear underwired bras for any more than a few hours, I can manage it well.

    Did the R-ALA work it's magic, or did Mother Nature just do what she can do well? Who knows, but it felt good at the time to be trying something to ease the pain that didn't involve heavy meds.

    In winding up, I'll just say, I'm not huge on supplements, but when doing my research, I couldn't find anything reporting R-ALA as being harmful or having alarming interactions, so it seemed worthwhile giving it a go.
     
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