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      the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG (120 Capsules)

      • Form: Capsules

      • Strength: 300 MG

      • Serving Size: 1 CAPSULE

      • Number Of Servings: 120 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.15 / serving)

      • Weight: 4 OZ

      • Allergens: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

      • Specialty Diets: Gluten Free

      Product Label

        • Glucose metabolism
        • Energy
        • Antioxidant
        • Cellular health

      Directions
      As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily, preferably with meals.

      Warning
      Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have any medical conditions. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

    • Does not contain
      Artificial Colors or Flavors., Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Fish, Gluten, Preservatives, Salt, Soy, Starch, Sugar, Wheat, Yeast

    • Brand Information
      At the Vitamin Shoppe we are committed to meeting the highest of standards within the dietary supplement industry. our house brand supplements are regularly tested and formulated with quality and integrity that exceeds customer expectations with everyday low prices.

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      Alpha Lipoic Acid Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 CAPSULE

      Servings Per Container 120.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.

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      the Vitamin ShoppeAlpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules
       
      3.7

      (based on 10 reviews)

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      Pros

      • Price (5)
      • Quality (4)
      • Convenience (3)
      • Satisfaction (3)
      • Value (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Great for Insulin Resistance helps with weight los

          I combined this product with a liver supplement, oxyelite pro and protein supplements along with diet and exercise. Before I tried green tea, CLA, and Tyrosine I would either not lose weight or...Read complete review

          I combined this product with a liver supplement, oxyelite pro and protein supplements along with diet and exercise. Before I tried green tea, CLA, and Tyrosine I would either not lose weight or lose and gain back. So I came to do more research and Insulin resistance seem to match my symptoms. I became desperate so I added the products listed above and low and behold I lost 20lbs over 6 mths and its still off. I felt better lost lots of insulin resistance symptoms. They only worked together for me I cant speak for others I tried oxyelite and protein alone and I cant lose a lb plus the holding water, low energy, fatigue and cravings come back so I'll stick with the routine that works and maybe add chromium too. Oxyelite seems to work alone for lots of people but as I said I only lost 20lbs in 6 mths thats a long time but it was quick results for me :-)

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Know your dosage before you buy

          Before you buy, do your research and make sure you know what dosage you should be taking. This formulation is more than 3 times the recommended dose for health benefits. It won't kill...Read complete review

          Before you buy, do your research and make sure you know what dosage you should be taking. This formulation is more than 3 times the recommended dose for health benefits. It won't kill you, but it sure can tear your stomach apart (it did mine - three days of taking it and I had the worst heartburn and reflux of my life during those three days. My doctor says it'll be several weeks before I'm back to normal. It might be helpful at lower doses, but at this dose, it's horrible stuff.

          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
          It pays to read reviews.

          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
          This reviewer makes a valid point. Not everyone has the same tolerance.

          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
          Its also important to know how to take stomach-stressing supplements & NSAIDs safely. To lessen stomach problems take with a snack (cookie, nuts, etc) or a meal & be sure to drink adequate amounts of water with it. I take (3)600mg daily w/o problems.

          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
          Please please, be careful with high doses of anything. Alpha Lipoic Acid ruined my beautiful thick hair by creating a biotin deficiency. My hair turned into straw, and I looked sick. ALA ruined my self esteem and hair. Thanks Dr. perricone!!!

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Was Great, horrible heartburn now

          By Burning Feet

          from Florida

          About Me Was Great Burns Stomach

          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Works Good For Neurapathy

          Cons

          • Upsets Stomach

          Best Uses

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

            Have use this product for several years, worked great & didn't bother stomach. About 6 months ago started getting terrible heart burn-took a while to determine this stuff was doing it.

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Remember what it is for!

            By Glen

            from Washington

            About Me First Time User

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

            • Upsets Stomach

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Neuropathy

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

            I'm seeing all kinds of reviews for all sorts of benefits, weight loss, sugar control, etc. APA is primarily effective for Neuropathy, and that has been it's primary medical use in Germany for decades! For this, I have found it works well.

            In the German studies I have seen dosages have varied from 300-1000mg per day. Stomach irritation? Well yeah...very likely, but controllable. Ask, or educate, your medical provider, as this is worth looking into!

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            still undecided

            By Patrick D

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

            • Convenience
            • price

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                I am preparing to decide on whether I should purchase a second bottle. I have diabetes and still suffer some skin issues that I thought this would help with. I haven't experienced any weight loss as a result of it and I have suffered from bad heartburn on multiple occasions but not regularly. I think I am going to try green tea and continue taking cinnamon which I have just begun. I think that this is like most supplements, it is how receptive your body chemistry is to that particular supplement. I cant say whether I want to influence the next person either way until I see how my body reacts without it.

                >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-02-22
                if you ever come back across this 5 months later i would like to say for Alpha-Lipoic Acid to get a real foothold one your ailment it needs at least 3 months in my opinion at the ceiling dose or: 300mg 2x/day religiously w/ meals pref. water lipidmix

                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for Insulin Resistance helps with weight los

                By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Convenience
                • price
                • Quality
                • Satisfaction
                • value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                    I combined this product with a liver supplement, oxyelite pro and protein supplements along with diet and exercise. Before I tried green tea, CLA, and Tyrosine I would either not lose weight or lose and gain back. So I came to do more research and Insulin resistance seem to match my symptoms. I became desperate so I added the products listed above and low and behold I lost 20lbs over 6 mths and its still off. I felt better lost lots of insulin resistance symptoms. They only worked together for me I cant speak for others I tried oxyelite and protein alone and I cant lose a lb plus the holding water, low energy, fatigue and cravings come back so I'll stick with the routine that works and maybe add chromium too. Oxyelite seems to work alone for lots of people but as I said I only lost 20lbs in 6 mths thats a long time but it was quick results for me :-)

                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I've been taking this for ...

                    By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                    I've been taking this for a week now and feeling great..... I would not discredit the other reviewers claim to have experienced upset stomach, I did not and I generally do with every and any supplement - even multivitamins I try to take so to have been able to take this and experience no issues has been amazing - I have so much energy and bloat is gone! If you have thyroid disease though or are on any thyroid meds take precautionary measures and montior yourself, talk with your dr. if needed - I have this and unfortunately the cust. service person that sold this to me said there are no issues with thyroid and this supplement - he's not a doctor and it's my responsibility, but just remember they are not doctors. take care all

                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works well on the Slow Carb Diet

                    By Christopher O

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                        In combination with Green Tea extract , the Alpha Lipoic Acid helped with 10 lb of weight loss in 5 weeks on the Slow Carb Diet by Tim Ferris, but you have to commit to eating low glycemic during the week... see The 4 Hour Body.

                        (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Gary A

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                        • Quality
                        • Satisfaction
                        • value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                            I take (3) 600mg of ALP a day, at three different times w/o any problems with food or a light snack and plenty of water. I feel great and feel this particular supplement is really making a difference in my health. I am taking many supplements and have developed a very intricate daily regimen of five dosing times spaced four hours apart from each other throughout the day. My daily pill count is 100 spread among a diverse/complete array of supplements, vitamins and minerals (59 different items). So take it from someone who is really into being healthy, I recomend this product and suggest you find the dosage that is right for you since we are all different and unique.

                            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            No problems here!

                            By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • price
                            • Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                                I am taking 3 600mg capsules of ALA each day, on an empty stomach. I have yet to experience any stomach discomfort, but then again I generally have a strong stomach. Using the product for a month now at this dose, with no side affects. Wonderful product for those low-carb dieters and others who diabetics who want to have more control over their blood sugar.

                                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Couldn't disagree more

                                By Laurie B

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Convenience
                                • price
                                • Quality
                                • Satisfaction
                                • value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                                    I take one, twice a day on an empty stomach and have been doing so for several years. It has done nothing to my stomach and I am 55+. I started taking this vitamin and dosage along with a bunch of others recommended in Dr. Perricone's book the Wrinkle Cure. My skin has never looked better.

                                    (23 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Know your dosage before you buy

                                    By Patricia J

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Alpha Lipoic Acid 300 MG - 120 Capsules:

                                    Before you buy, do your research and make sure you know what dosage you should be taking. This formulation is more than 3 times the recommended dose for health benefits. It won't kill you, but it sure can tear your stomach apart (it did mine - three days of taking it and I had the worst heartburn and reflux of my life during those three days. My doctor says it'll be several weeks before I'm back to normal. It might be helpful at lower doses, but at this dose, it's horrible stuff.

                                    >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
                                    It pays to read reviews.

                                    >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
                                    This reviewer makes a valid point. Not everyone has the same tolerance.

                                    >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
                                    Its also important to know how to take stomach-stressing supplements & NSAIDs safely. To lessen stomach problems take with a snack (cookie, nuts, etc) or a meal & be sure to drink adequate amounts of water with it. I take (3)600mg daily w/o problems.

                                    >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-09-13
                                    Please please, be careful with high doses of anything. Alpha Lipoic Acid ruined my beautiful thick hair by creating a biotin deficiency. My hair turned into straw, and I looked sick. ALA ruined my self esteem and hair. Thanks Dr. perricone!!!

                                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                                    Back to top

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                                    supports organ healing
                                    Gwyneth C on May 5, 2015
                                    recommended by Dr. Don colbert
                                    Aida C on Apr 15, 2015
                                    Dr recommended for neuropathy of the feet.
                                    Michael L on May 3, 2015
                                    My doctor has me take this for Mitochondrial Disease a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
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                                    A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 11, 2013
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                                    I want to try this product, but I have a very sensitive stomach. I notice many reviews stated this product causes stomach. I assume its better to take it with food, and I always purchase capsules instead of tablets. I'm not sure what dose I should start with. What strength and how often? I'm a small woman 5.4 and125#.
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                                    Is this product stabalized R?
                                    Luisa F on Apr 19, 2014
                                    Best Answer: Will this product stop sugar cravings?
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                                    Does this make it hard to get to sleep at night?
                                    Marcie S on Oct 20, 2014
                                    Best Answer: I have never noticed a problem sleeping in all the time I have been taking this... I do take mine early afternoon and right after dinner though, not at bedtime. Hope this helps.
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                                    does it help peripheral neuropathy burning in feet?
                                    A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 27, 2014
                                    Best Answer: Have no idea. I buy it because it is anti-oxident.
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                                    What is this for?
                                    Dennis G on Aug 11, 2014
                                    Best Answer: It's an antioxidant. Read the Product Info tab.
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