Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Capsules or Tablets?

Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in the effectiveness of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) in capsule form or tablet form? Thank you!


Are you taking alpha lipoic acid (apa) for autonomic neuropathy? If so, what have you noticed in terms of positive affects? I have heard they have done tests in Germany giving patients the APA both in vitamin form and IV form with some nerve healing success.


I have been on ALA for about 10 years and my neuropathy has not progressed during that time. Who knows why it hasn't progressed because I'm sure I may have done other things that affect the problem? I will continue to take it because I think it helps. I guess that is all that counts. I take the capsules.

Hi flipper, hi everybody.

Flipper: I am finding a lot of good information in these threads, but it would be great if it was more specific. For instance: how much ALA do you take? Have you increased it throughout these years? And when you started, how did you find out about ALA? Is there a good, succinct reference?

I am very interested in this!I have nerve damage in my feet/legs,lost muscle mass too.I have had my diabetes
since i was 19,and im 45now.I know whats happened to me,is my own doing.Right now,all i want to do,is stop it in its tracks,so it doesnt progress!somedays,i feel like giving up and dying.i suffer from leg/foot cramps,but have found some relief in tropical sprays,creams to heat up my muscles,swelling in m y feet/legs,only time it goes away,is when i lay down.i also take potassium,magnesium and vitamin B12.Is this capsule availble in canada?