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R-ALA


#1

R-ala keeps me awake, I was thinking of splitting the dosage in my protein shake. Does anyone know if it is bad for your teeth or any other reason why I should not split dosage this way?

                                                             Thank you
                                                             Pittbull

#2

That's fine.

Why do you feel it keeps you awake? Unless you're letting your blood sugar crash, there is no reason ALA would have this effect.


#3

I take it for a week or so at 100 mg a day. Then I fall asleep like normal but I am wide awake in 4 hours. Normally I sleep 9 to 10 hours soundly.


#4

If you're taking it before bed, you may be having a hypoglycemic reaction. You'll have glucagon and epinephrine release in order to bump up your blood sugar. Overall it's VERY uncomfortable -having experienced a couple myself in my insulin using days.

Cheers


#5

Thank you for the information. If it happens at the lower dose I will try increasing my blood sugar. Thanks again.