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Posted by: curious | 2006/07/14

wonders of lipoic acid & carob

greetings

i love reading up on healthy foods & supplements and recently stumbled upon these two interesting items:

carob seems amazing and the bits i've read up on this, pictures it as a good snack if u feel for something sweet (rather than caffeine & sugar loaded chocolate).

also read up on alpha lipoic acid which is still being researched for it's strangely wide spectrum of possible benefits.

Do you have any comments on these two things, such as 'oh that's old news' or 'it's not really that big a deal' or possible hazards?
thanx a lot!

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Hi
yes these two are great.

Carob - is great, just use in moderation.
Alpha lipoic acid - has been shown to be very useful especially as a very strong anti oxidant. Also is fat and water soluble meaning it will get to lots of places in your body to mop up free radicals.

Regards
Dr Debbie

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