Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA): Are There Benefits from Supplementing This Antioxidant?
By Molly Knudsen, MS, RDN, February 28, 2022
Vitamin C and vitamin E tend to get the most attention as antioxidants. But there are numerous others found in plants or produced within the body that contribute to health, including alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). Though it may not be as prominently known as other antioxidants, research has linked ALA supplementation with improved cholesterol measures, blood sugar control, inflammation, and possibly weight status. Here’s what you need to know about ALA supplements.