Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural antioxidant
Alpha liopoc acid, or ALA is a chemical containing sulfur that’s produced in animals and plants. It has an impressive ability to restore other major anti-oxidants and also safeguard the body from oxidative tension and stress. Several studies conducted have shown that it often performs better than chemotherapy treatment in its ability to lower cancer cell formation; with little to no adverse effects or further damage.
ALA is found in many fruits and vegetables. Many alternative wellness practitioners make use of this supplement in far higher dosage levels to assist those with diabetic issues, neurodegenerative problems, auto-immune issues, cancer, and also cardiovascular disease. ALA helps carry Vitamin C to all cells and regenerates the antioxidant effect of vitamin C.
It can also help improve performance in healthy people when used as a supplement.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Increases Oxygen Production in Cancer Cells
A study from 2005 revealed that alpha lipoic acid expanded the mitochondrial respiration inside cancer cells in the colon. This is noteworthy, as it’s well known that cancer cells possess mitochondrial dysfunction and that they are anaerobic: they live without oxygen.
Alpha lipoic acid has been proven to elevate the production of oxygen inside cancer cells. This elevated oxygen production ignites the mechanism for genetic apoptosis and the mutated cells are eliminated.
ALA Versus Chemotherapy
Conventional cancer treatments use processes that damage healthy DNA and create free radicals. Cellular damage is also caused by radiation treatments, which are to blame for the growth of secondary tumors.
Alpha lipoic acid helps prevent the spread of metastatic cancers. It accomplishes this by creating a reduction in the action of certain key enzymes used to penetrate tissues by tumors. It also decreases the growth of new blood vessels that supply cancer cells known as angiogenesis.
ALA helps in the process of making antioxidants more readily available to cells, decreases damage done at a cellular level, bolsters health, and pursues cancer cell destruction.
Rebecca Bartels, RN
I have always had a passion for caring for people. Both my grandmas were nurses and I decided at a young age I wanted to work in healthcare.In 2003, I became a CNA working in long-term care facilities then a PCT in float pool while attending nursing school. I graduated from nursing school in 2008. I specialized in critical care and cardiac ICU.