Alpha Lipoic Acid

chelation

What is IV Alpha Lipoic Acid Therapy?

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) infusion therapy is often administered alongside other intravenous treatments, but it also has substantial anti-aging benefits on its own.

Antioxidants play an essential role in the body, as they protect cells from free radicals - the unstable molecules within our systems that cause damage by stealing electrons - ultimately leaving the body more susceptible to serious diseases including cancer. While free radicals naturally form in the body, exposure to environmental toxins and unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking and the consumption of fried food can increase their numbers and ultimately lead to further cell damage. This, researchers have found, can have a profound effect of the aging process.

How Does IV Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Therapy Work?

ALA is often referred to as "The Master Antioxidant" because, as well as performing this function, it also renews other antioxidants, thereby reinforcing the immune system in myriad ways. ALA infusion therapy is primarily used to cleanse heavy metals and other toxins from the liver by increasing the production of glutathione, which dissolves these substances and also enhances the performance of other antioxidants.

What Does IV ALA Therapy Treat?

Since the cell damage caused by free radicals can cause several potentially life-threatening conditions, counteracting these effects with ALA treatment can address many different health complications.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 28 million Americans currently living with this metabolic disorder. ALA infusion therapy can be used to help keep blood sugar levels where they should be, both for diagnosed diabetics and those who are concerned they may be on that path.

High cholesterol is another health issue that is common among middle-age individuals and can lead to more serious medical concerns such as cardiovascular disease. In addition to lowering cholesterol levels, ALA treatment can also help treat this severe and prevalent health complication. Our intravenous therapy has been shown to counteract the hardening of the arteries - a symptom of cardiovascular disease that significantly increases the risk of a heart attack.

IV ALA Therapy can be used by patients experiencing the early stages of cataracts. This is because ALA preserves the lens and retinas from degeneration, and can also alleviate symptoms of glaucoma.

What Happens When I Receive IV Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) Therapy At SynergyMed?

IV ALA Therapy is a low-stress experience. SynergyMed provides comfortable chairs for you to relax in during the therapy. You may nap, read, surf the internet or chat with other participants. IV ALA Therapy involves the intravenous (IV) infusion of ALA by our highly trained staff. Like all infusions, administering IV ALA Therapy into the bloodstream allows us to bypass normal digestion, absorption and liver filtering. IV ALA Therapy infusions last about 1 hour and are typically done on a daily basis for 3 weeks.

How Many Sessions of IV Poly-MVA Therapy will I need?

IV ALA Therapy typically requires 15 IV sessions over 3 weeks, followed by monthly maintenance. The number of sessions can vary based on your needs.

Is IV ALA Therapy Safe?

IV ALA Therapy has an excellent safety record when administered correctly. Our overseeing doctors are highly trained and with SynergyMed's attention to safety and protocol, adverse reactions are rare.

Is there Any Evidence that IV ALA Therapy Works?

Yes. Here are some references:

Meta Analysis proving effectiveness in Diabetic Neuropathy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14984445

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21941444

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16026113

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10480774

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8817248

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15529636