Alpha-Lipoic Acid

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29 Mar, 2014 01:51 PM

Whenever I've taken alpha-lipoic acid, my urine smells like a skunk! I've tried several different brands, with the same result. Is this normal?

  1. 1 Posted by Pingo on 02 Apr, 2014 09:23 AM

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    Very interesting. I have been using alpha-lipoic-acid for 9 months wihout any such problems as I recall it.

    ALA is a potenet antioxidant but also a metal chelator that removes them from the liver and brain. Could it be the chelation effect you are noticing?

    MSM works also this way since both contains organic sulphur.

  2. 2 Posted by Pingo on 04 Apr, 2014 01:45 PM

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    I meant a heavy metal chelator but also many environment chemicals. Mercury and other nasty stuff.

  3. 3 Posted by Rita Prangle on 04 Apr, 2014 05:42 PM

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    I think you're onto something here - I had a test done in 2005 that showed
    high cadmium, & very high lead. I started some IV treatments but didn't
    finish the entire series. So, I'm going to resume the Alpha-lipoic acid &
    hope it all gets taken care of eventually.

  4. 4 Posted by John Theobald on 05 Apr, 2014 08:56 PM

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    Try cilantro it also removes toxins and is the only herb known to do so. All over the internet.

  5. 5 Posted by Rita Prangle on 05 Apr, 2014 11:12 PM

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    Thanks, I will do that.

  6. 6 Posted by Pingo on 06 Apr, 2014 07:03 PM

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    Eventually, the heavy metals will vanish from the body with ALA/MSM and the liver will become healthier as well as the rest of the body.

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