Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful anti-oxidant. It's main
function is to increase production of glutathione, which helps dissolve
toxic substances in the liver. It helps neutralize free radicals
and protects cells from damage.
Many physicians who follow the Defeat Autism Now (DAN) organization's
autism lipoictreatment protocols use alpha lipoic acid in the treatment
of mercury toxicity. Chelation. According to parent surveys
compiled by Defeat Autism Now of autism therapies, parents report that
chelation single the most effective therapy in the treatment of autism
for children under the age of 5.
According to DAN doctor, Amy Holmes, "Lipoic acid fits the
molecular criteria of a good chelator. It has two diametrically opposed
sulfhydryl groups capable of tightly binding mercury in a "pincer
grasp". It also has the advantage of being lipid-soluble which
implies an innate ability to cross cell and mitochondrial membranes and
the blood brain barrier."
Alpha Lipoic Acid is frequently used with other chelators and
supplements such as Milk Thistle to ensure the chelated mercury is
excreted from the body. Our Herbal
Detoxifier can be used with Alpha Lipoic acid to promote and
support the liver and kidneys during the removal of heavy metals, as it
includes the detoxifying Milk Thistle, and other several ingredients to
promote detoxification and support the liver and kidneys .
Ingredients: 1 capsule provides the following percentages of
the Daily Value:
% Daily Value
Alpha Lipoic Acid
* No Daily Value has been established for this ingredient
Dosage: 1 capsule, 1 to 3 times daily.
Other ingredients: rice
flour, vegetable cellulose, vegetable stearate
Caution: As Alpha
Lipoic Acid is a chelator, we recommend this supplement be used under
the supervision of a physician knowledgeable in removing heavy metals
from autistic children. The
excretion of these metals often require protecting the kidneys and liver
from undue stress as toxic materials are excreted, filtered, and
eliminated from the body. Also, chelators can remove beneficial
minerals as well as heavy metals, so it is important to alternate
chelation days with days building up beneficial minerals such as zinc,
potassium, selenium, magnesium, and non-dairy calcium - frequently
during chelation mineral levels are regularly tested for by the
physician. Our Liquid
Mineral Taste Test protocol and minerals is sometimes used for this
purpose by parents and DAN doctors. A final consideration is that
chelation should not be attempted unless all silver fillings, containing
mercury, have been removed.
This supplement does not contain: gluten or casein.
These statements have not been evaluated
by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.