Should you take it?
Matt Cook here, and alpha lipoic acid is a very popular male supplement that many men have been asking me about.
It’s said to help men shed fat, lower cholesterol, and keep healthy, young-looking skin…
But is it safe?
Here’s what I’ve discovered about alpha lipoic acid…
And every man should read this before taking it!
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Alpha lipoic acid
Alpha lipoic acid is a common supplement.
It is claimed to help with diabetic nerve pain, obesity, altitude sickness, and aged skin.
There is doubt as to whether this supplement actually helps with any of those problems.
There is stronger evidence that alpha lipoic acid can decrease cholesterol.
But as I have written in my newsletters, elevated cholesterol itself is not a problem…
It IS very important to deal with the underlying cause though.
In any case, research shows that alpha lipoic acid inhibits the conversion of T4 to T3.
In other words, it prevents your body from activating thyroid hormone – the primary trigger for cellular energy production.
Preventing thyroid hormone conversion will lead to low energy, weight gain, depression and all sorts of chronic diseases which are triggered by low energy and an inability to heal.
The human research was carried out at the University of Bonn in Germany. The paper was published in Arzneimittelforschung.
The authors of this study were interested in the effect of alpha lipoic acid on thyroid hormone metabolism and other common blood markers.
“The influence of alpha-lipoic acid on thyroid hormone metabolism and serum lipid, protein and glucose levels was investigated.”
In the first experiment, people are given alpha lipoic acid and T4.
T4 is the storage form of thyroid hormone, also known as levothyroxine and sold under brand names like Synthroid.
The purpose of T4 is to be converted into T3.
T4 itself is useless – and when elevated can even be a problem.
T3 is THE thyroid hormone.
The study showed that alpha lipoic acid blocks thyroid hormone conversion.
“In levothyroxine the first setup of experiments administration of alpha-lipoic acid together with thyroxine (T4) for 9 days suppressed the T4 induced increase of T3 generation by 56%.”
This could mean that people taking this supplement could become hypothyroid from it.
T3 is the critical thyroid hormone marker – but many doctors do not even test T3.
You could be suffering from any number of maladies caused by hyperthyroidism induced by alpha lipoic acid…
And you may not even know the cause of your illnesses.
The effect of alpha lipoic acid was similar to antithyroid medications (6-propylthiouracil)…
Treatments used for people with clinically high levels of thyroid hormones.
“This suppression was similar to that affected by 6-propylthiouracil (54%).”
In another experiment people were given T4 alone for about three weeks.
This caused a substantial increase in the active thyroid hormone – T3.
“In the second set of experiments the administration of T4 for 22 days increased the serum T3 level 3-fold.”
And when the researchers later alpha lipoic acid they found that again it decreased the production of the active thyroid hormone.
“When alpha-lipoic acid was combined with T4 and the treatment continued, the T3 production decreased by 22%.”
One of the reasons for elevated cholesterol is low thyroid.
And the researchers found that T4 alone caused a reduction in cholesterol – no surprise.
This study also showed that the addition of alpha lipoic acid decreased cholesterol further.
So it does decrease cholesterol – but decreasing T3 is a far more pressing issue.
“T4 reduced cholesterol level by 30%, and alpha-lipoic acid plus T4 further reduced it by 47%.”
Decreasing cholesterol at the cost of decreasing thyroid hormones is a really bad deal.
This research shows that the common supplement Alpha lipoic acid blocks the conversion of T4 into the active thyroid hormone.
It could be a cause of hypothyroidism and related illnesses in people who take this supplement.
“These results demonstrate that alpha-lipoic acid interferes with the production of T3 from T4 when it is co-administered with T4.”
You should always consult your healthcare practitioner for guidance on medical diagnosis and treatment.
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