Alpha Lipoic Acid
DOUBLE UP ON THE REAL DEAL
I first started using Alpha Lipoic Acid when Swanson had their 300 mg. capsules on BOGO. My research told me that I should use 600 mg. daily, but the BOGO on the 300 mg. potency was too good to pass up. . . . And besides, it was no big deal to take 2 at a time. On a regular basis, I now buy this ALA 600 mg. potency. I take one capsule with 2 of Swanson's Acetyl L-Carnitine 500 mg. capsules every morning, because the combination of these two super-star nutritional factors are used by the body's MITOCHONDRIA in every single cell to PRODUCE THE ENERGY necessary for that cell to work. In addition, Alpha Lipoic Acid is a Super-Star Antioxidant in its own right. I feel that I am hitting a double here.
Do not be alarmed when, after you take your Alpha Lipoic Acid, your urine has an unusual odor. This is just a natural phenomenon like when you eat asparagus. Just be sure to drink plenty of healthful fluids daily, at least 8 glasses or cups are pretty universally recommended of PURE water, green tea, natural juice without sugar or high fructose corn syrup, even black coffee is okay. . . . no sodas, regular or diet, count as healthful hydrating. There are other pure and healthful liquids that count as positive hydration, like coconut water and natural mineral water like San Pellegrino, so be sure to not only provide all the vital fluid your body needs on a daily basis, but also flush out your kidneys thoroughly every day. After a while, most people find that they don't notice an unusual odor to their urine caused by Alpha Lipoic Acid if they are hydrating sufficiently and properly.
I doubly recommend this fantastic 600 mg. Alpha Lipoic Acid capsule from Swanson. Also, note that from other sources, other brands of ALA cost around double (or more) what Swanson charges for this, THE REAL DEAL.
May 27, 2013
More mg per $
I use this product daily. I like the size of the capsule.
May 25, 2013
At a doctor's recommendation, I have been using ALA for 4 years or more. It was really hard to find the 600 mg strength without going to a health food store. I even ordered this product on line through other companies, but had trouble getting the 600 mg strength, which was so expensive even on line. Then I discovered Swanson Vitamins and was amazed at the prices and products available. I immediately started ordering my ALA from Swanson and haven't looked back once.
April 14, 2013
Good to find this--alpha-lipoic acid--at the 600mg dosage, vs. the 300, and at a great price.
April 14, 2013
Best price I can find and good quality.
April 8, 2013
This is a great product,
I have been using this product for several years and an convinced it has protected my overall health.
March 9, 2013
I bought this product because I heard that it might be useful for weight loss. I haven't been taking it long enough to notice any results, but will continue to purchase and use it.
March 6, 2013
Good product, Bad price
I'm taking 1800 mg of Swanson Ultra
Alpha Lipoic Acid per day and it dramatically changed my life for better. Unfortunately during the last year Swanson constantly rising the product's price and now almost doubled it.
I will not be able to buy it next time.
February 21, 2013
This is a wonderful product. works very well and is a good value. Will absolutely reorder.
February 16, 2013
Harsh on your stomach.
I gave up on this one. Too harsh on the stomach. You get a heartburn all day. Forget it...
February 4, 2013
Not good for hypothyroid!!!
I felt sick to my stomach, metallic smelling urine, and didn't feel good in general. I looked into it because the reviews are so good. I found out why I had a bad experience taking ALA. I have hypothyroidism and ALA affects your thyroid. I stopped taking it and immediately felt normal again.
December 29, 2012
Works great for me!
A friend told me he took it so I tried it and it has worked great.
December 22, 2012
I take this daily for a curious matter that I have not read about in any other reviews. Without it, I had a musty body odor (not related to hygiene). With ALA, completely gone! Don't understand it but it works.
November 14, 2012
Swanson's ALA is a great buy
I've used several types of ALA and can' beat Swanson's Ultra ALA for the quality and price.
October 19, 2012
Iam on my second bottle of this. I take it with my carbohydrates meals which is usually in the morning with my bran cereal and oatmeal. I would feel like using the bathroom some minutes after. It makes you urinate until its out of your system. Expect a funny smelling urine, just so you know and not go running to the doctor wondering why your urine stinks,its the ALA. I love it and will continue to take it.
September 22, 2012
Experienced heartburn numerous times while taking this pill.
September 17, 2012
I feel good!!
Like James Brown says in his song " I feel Good" I have been taking this for 3 months and I really feel a difference in my well being. My energy level has increased and I am sleeping better. Adding this to my diet is the only new thing I have done, so this had to have something to do with it.
July 31, 2012
This strength of 600mg has helped me to loose weight the lower 300mg did not seem to do much for me so I bought this to try it and it has helped.
July 16, 2012
Another thing to add to my regimen
started to take this because again it was on a list of supps late 20's to 30's should be taking. no side effects to report.
April 15, 2012
While ALA boasts excellent effects, I am sold on the fact that I wake up well-rested and refreshed in the morning! Love it!
December 14, 2011
I had a good feeling about this product when I first found it and it seems to be fulfilling it's claims. I didn't check 'excellent' across the board because I've only just started the dosage but I have felt better within the last month and I'm certain that the one 4 leaves will evolve into five. Oh, and Swanson is the most reasonably priced dot com on the net (believe me, I've checked them all).
September 23, 2011
It works for me!
ALA is one of those products I could have easily missed out on.
I read about it on this web site and decided to give it a try.
There's no doubt in my mind it has given me an energy boost, nothing jittery, but something that I miss if I stop taking it.
For the cost and convenience of purchasing it from Swanson, I won't be without this one.
Its a winner in my books.
March 12, 2011
I use it and like it and so does my girlfriend. I'm 63, and work in a job that makes lads in their 20's want to run. what can I say? Overall seems to help other supplements that aid in tissue building and strength and skin durability.
Unfortunately--here's the but...
I eat such things as habinero and ghost peppers with impunity, but this stuff irritates my stomach.
Probably a personal genetic trait, and I'm not giving it up, but be warned.
I tend to spread the word, my GF has had me order more for her, so it gets two votes.
November 25, 2010
This is a good quality product and would buy again.
May 7, 2010
Alpha Lipoic Acid Works
I don't totally understand how it works, but I can tell you that this is one of those supplements I take that I can tell a difference in the way I feel. Not all supplements give a "feeling", so I think I would say that I have more vigor and vitality than without it. What I have read is that it is an antioxidant that facilitates the assimilation of vitamins C & E, and assists metabolism. I like it that Swanson has so many products known for their potency and purity as well as their most reasonable prices. Yes, I would definitely recommend this to my friends!
February 9, 2010