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Benefits of ALA

It seems clear that ALA can improve insulin sensitivity, but is anyone aware of any research that suggests it improves insulin sensitivity in muscle tissue moreso than adipose tissue? Furthermore, wouldn’t this be a neccesary property for it to be as useful as its popularity suggests?

It is my understanding that the term insulin sensitivity refers to muscle. Basically if someone has poor insulin sensitivity then insulin causes them to store more fat. If you have good sensitivity then insulin causes more sugar to be stored in the muscle (or something like that). So ala improves sensitivity so you get more muscle less fat.