Reply To: Alpha lipoic Acid

September 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Your husband may wish to consider a combination of Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin 5000MCG) and Alpha Lipoic Acid (1200MG – 1800MG) daily to help with peripheral neuropathy. These over-the-counter supplements have helped some who have suffered from GBS/CIDP and have few side effects.

ALA was the subject of a CIDP Clinical trial started in 2015 being conducted by the University of Oregon. They haven’t posted any results yet. The clinical trial is here:

ALA was studied and reported on in this article:

Not all ALA is alike and the one I researched and take is here:

I’ve been taking ALA 1200MG per day along with B12 and it seems to help me. Others have reported a return of minor symptoms when they discontinued it, and symptoms went away when they restarted taking it.

ALA could improve the results from a Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test, but isn’t likely to.