Very impressive. And again, it’s hypothesized that the method which ALA works so well on lipids comes down to its ability to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation (which I think really means it helps limit insulin which is the cause of that inflammation)
[QUOTE]Plasma levels of free fatty acids (FFAs), triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (T-Chol), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-Chol), small dense LDL-Chol (sd-LDL), oxidized LDL-Chol (ox-LDL-Chol), very low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VLDL-Chol) were all significantly decreased (P < 0.01). At the same time, both plasma oxidative products (malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-iso-prostaglandin) and inflammatory markers (tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6)) were remarkably decreased (P < 0.01), while adiponectin was increased (P < 0.01).[/QUOTE]
Increased Adiponectin = Awesome.
Decreased LDL, triglycerides = More Awesome.
Best part is that this only took two weeks to manifest. Granted the subjects were receiving 600mg intravenously a day, but still, no reason to think we can’t do the same thing with our oral preparations.