Alpha Lipoic acid

Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. AlexParty
    AlexParty's Avatar

    Thumbs up Alpha Lipoic acid


    Do they only have it in capsules or do they sell it in liquid?? If they have the liquid form then I'd get that sicne it would absorb better and less is required than tablet form am I not right? What do you guys think?


  2. I don't believe they have ALA in suspension.
    •   
       


  3. Have it it powder and could make a suspension...not sure whether it might "harm" the ALA.

    Also, not sure how liquid would improve efficacy. Your not injecting or applying transdermal so oral is oral.

  4. would probably taste like some funky buttmud if there were even a purpose for doing it... can't think of one, really.. they're actually not tablets either Alex, but capsules, which are generally okay for most things oral (some tabs can be compressed waaay too much, etc)

  5. Last I read, uncapped ALA was ****. Such is the case with our old friend Cell Tech. However, I could be wrong, as there are new innovations frequently. But, Cell Tech still sucks
    •   
       


  6. Originally posted by scotty2
    Last I read, uncapped ALA was ****. Such is the case with our old friend Cell Tech. However, I could be wrong, as there are new innovations frequently. But, Cell Tech still sucks
    According to the other scotty (scotty-o), he hasn't noticed any difference from using capped ALA than from using the powder. This whole thing about air sensitivity stems from the article on BB.com about the basics of ALA, but it never quoted any references as to where they go this info. AST also makes the same claims, but once again, doesn't site a reference.

    As for alex's question, just get the capped version buddy. I've been using it for about a year now, and i'm just loving it.

  7. Originally posted by Biggs
    would probably taste like some funky buttmud if there were even a purpose for doing it...
    It would burn.
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.

  8. Originally posted by Bobo


    It would burn.
    a la Cell-Tech eh?

  9. I have no recollection of using such a product.
    For answers to board issues, read the Suggestion and News forum at the bottom of the main page.

  10. well, you know... that's just what I... hear, from... people who waste their money, yeah...

  11. Before (I believe) bb.com had the whole debate on powder sources of ALA, it was all over the boards on elite. Seems like macro and ulter (with product in mind) were the staunchest defenders of the capsule form. I have noticed no difference as long as the powder is kept away from heat and used in a reasonable amount of time. Instycnt on animal's board sells both, caps and powder, and says he uses powder often so...

  12. well im gonna have to agree with scottyo as i have yet to see any credible reference posted or any other proof

  13. I think we've got a convert.....However, I do agree that for dosing and convenience purposes the pills are the way to go. I plan on using both next time I order from 1fast.

  14. hey scotty never doubted u as i was quilty myself of blindly believing something and never looking further into it..lol..my bad

  15. I know...im just playin with ya.

  16. what about Syntrax's R?

    they say their formula for this ALA(?) product is the best there is (like every company) but i did hear some good things about this product on dutch boards.

    so, what do you think? does it work or suck?

  17. From what I read and heard R-ala is the way to go and at about 8 bucks cheaper at 1fast its a better deal. Supposely
    the s-ala in normal ala is useless and inhibits the r-ala which is the only part that does anything.

  18. Actually the s can be considered worse then useless as it can negatively affect the r...however, to what degree is still not entirely known. A lot of guys around here have bought r, Im sure one will give an update...hint hint

  19. I use it with a cycle of 1-test and lost fat but I don't know if that was 1-test or just a combination of the two. I take 100mg with every meal.

  20. i would trust syntrax over anyone else myself but thats me..there radox supopp was awesome it was a staple till r became available for me

  21. i trust syntrax aswell.

    also san i know the importers from both here in holland.

    gonna buy me R this afternoon and see how it goes.
  22. Nelson
    Nelson's Avatar

    When you guys take the R/ALA, do you usually take it 15-20 mins before your meal or post workout shake to give it a chance to get into your system before the carbs are introduced?

  23. i heard that a combo of r-ala at 80 to 85% and the rest in s form is best.
    dunno why...yet.

    but the guy who said it KNOWS his stuff

  24. I take it with my meals. Haven't thought about taking it before. I'll give it a shot and start taking 20 min before.

  25. i take supplements 30 minutes before meals. except for creatine. i take that 45 minutes before breakfast, 30 minutes before lunch and within 30 minutes after workout

  26. Just something to think about Yordi....while Ala a bit (like 10 minutes) before meals might be good...it has a very quick clearance time so if you take it well before a meal it might be mostly cleared out of your system and thus not affect glucose disposal. Also, most vitamins, orals and other capsules are BETTER absorbed with food...especially clomid.

  27. Take ALA immediately before you eat. Otherwise you'll get serious heartburn.

  28. i haven't used ala before. but i am going to buy R from syntrax tomorow.
    haven't read anything about when it's best to take it yet. was starting that now thnx for the info!

  29. I'd say 5 before is good...combine with ALCAR and biotin for even better effects. Also, r-ala does not give most people heartburn.

  30. I've been doing a little experiment myself (ALA, Mike's). I use to take it up to 20 minutes before my carb-based meal (no heartburn) but around 30+ minutes after the meal I kinda fell the hypoglycemia symptons. Now I'm taking it during (half way ) and up to 5 minutes after the meal. Better results this way, JMO.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-16-2007, 12:07 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-19-2005, 05:32 AM
  3. Potassium R-Alpha lipoic acid
    By Bacaveli in forum Supplements
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-15-2004, 04:20 PM
  4. Alpha Lipoic Acid Nutrient Partitioning Properties?
    By LunaHotel in forum Supplements
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-18-2004, 01:55 PM
Log in
Log in