Alpha Lipoic Acid is a water and fat soluble antioxidant. Alpha Lipoic Acid helps maintain healthy glucose metabolism, supports the nervous system and provides nutritional support for metabolic processes.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a strong antioxidant. Spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and liver all have it within them. It is great for diabetes and nerve related issues to diabities including burning, pain and numbness in the legs and arms. It actually helps to improve the function and conduction of neurons.
Taking 600-1800mg a day of alpha-lipoic acid can help reduce diabitic neuropathy. There is some research showing that it also helps with weight loss.