Lipoic acid

What is Lipoic acid?

A bacterial growth factor present in yeast and liver extracts; may be useful in the treatment of mushroom poisoning. Functions as the amide (lipoamide) cofactor in the disulfide (—S—S—) form in the transfer of “active aldehyde” (acetyl), the two-carbon fragment resulting from decarboxylation of pyruvate from α-hydroxyethylthiamin pyrophosphate to acetyl-CoA, itself being reduced to the dithiol form (dihydrolipoic acid) in the process. Lipoic acid is also an essential component of other α-keto acid dehydrogenase complexes.

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Is it safe to take R-Lipoic Acid while on antidepressants?

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Yes it's safe to use

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Lipoic acid is a good antioxidant and it's safe to use it with...

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Is it safe to take R-Lipoic Acid with antidepressants?

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Yes it is safe

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As r lipoic acid is herbal supplement you can take it with...

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Allright. May we utilize Alpha-lipoic acid with a case of severe MG? She is already so overwhelmed with "cannots" from the black box that there...

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Yes

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There's no harm in taking alpha lipoic acid in the usually recommended...

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