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Can Alpha Lipoic Acid Increase Your Testosterone?

alpha-lipoic-acidAlpha lipoic acid is a somewhat obscure supplement I learned about from reading Pill Scout’s now out-of-print title Testosterone Black Book. According to him, it functions as an anti-aromatase akin to chamomile. In other words, it helps preserve testosterone by keeping your body from converting it to estrogen. While it can be found in Brussels sprouts and broccoli, you can also supplement your diet with pills.

Does alpha lipoic acid help raise testosterone? I really can’t say.

What I can say is that alpha lipoic acid’s other health benefits make it more than worth the miniscule amount of money ($7 for a four month supply) you’ll spend on it. Since adding it to my daily stack, I’ve seen everything from improved eyesight to better skin. While its effects are subtle, they’re noticeable and make it worth your time.

How Alpha Lipoic Acid Can Help You

Alpha lipoic acid’s primary purpose is helping your body fight against free radicals, which ordinarily circulate throughout the body and damage tissue that they come into contact with. Diabetes patients are especially vulnerable to free radicals due to elevated glucose in their bloodstreams.

Alpha lipoic acid functions as an antioxidant, combating free radicals by regulating your body’s glucose levels and recycling vitamins C and E, which also function as antioxidants. In layman’s terms, it will produce a subtle but significant change in the health of your organs and tissues.

When I first started taking 300 mg of alpha lipoic acid a day, I noticed that my eyesight was slightly sharper. Colors seemed a little more vibrant and everything in my line of sight just seemed “brighter” somehow. To test whether it was the acid that was causing this, I cycled off the supplement for a week and my eyes returned to their normal, dull selves.

Additionally, I noticed that my skin became slightly softer and less dry on alpha lipoic acid. I have severe eczema on my left heel that impedes my ability to walk in wintertime unless I either soak it in warm water or use moisturizer on it. When I began using it, the dead skin and scabs on my heel healed in just a few days.

Overall, while I didn’t notice any testosterone-related changes, alpha lipoic acid’s benefits for my skin and eyes made it worth the money. If you’re looking for a cheap supplement that will provide a small improvement to your health, it’s worth checking out.

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  • Captain Kustov

    I’m use it with Idebenone (CoQ10 analogue). It really makes you focused. 450 mg of Idebenone + 300-600 mg of Alpha GPC and you are Lorn Malvo

  • Hey Matt,
    I use Alpha Lipoic Acid mostly for its carbohydrate metabolizing effects stacked with chromium piccolinate and vanadyl sufate usually right after a workout with my post workout meal. It works really nicely.

  • This is awesome to hear. I knew about ALA’s many other benefits but I never heard that it could raise testosterone. Thanks for this tip.