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When to Take ALA?

Should this be taken only around carb meals or is it something that should be taken consistently throughout the day even on low carb days? What is a good dose?

Good question, I would like to know too. I think probably only around carb meals but I’d like some clarification.

Some links:
Barr’s article (sort of negative ALA) http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1004368&pageNo=0

Poliquin quote: You can dramatically improve insulin sensitivity. Recently, in Toronto, I gave 16 hours of info on that topic alone. There are plenty of nutraceuticals (i.e. R-form stabilized alpha-lipoic acid, not the useless racemic form that everybody sells), and botanicals that will improve insulin sensitivity, and there are functional tests that can determine which ones would work best for you. Insulin sensitivity and the ability to hypertrophy while leaning out are strongly correlated, more so than androgen output.

(Low Carb Roundatble)

CT: http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459236

(300mg R-ALA after each meal with carbs)


R-ALA is suggested

http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1468296
Prior post where it is discussed.

I feel I’ll stick with around 200mg pre or post large carb meals (saturdays for me) for up to maybe 600mg a day

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9252495&dopt=AbstractPlus

Link suggesting that R-ALA is far more effective.