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    Default Alpha Lipoic Acid = Oily Skin?

    Hi ladies

    I've been taking alpha lipoic acid (GNC brand) for about three weeks now. I'm finally up to 600 mgs and I figure I'll try that dose out and see what it does.

    Problem is, my normally greasy as heck facial skin is now even worse. I didn't think it could happen, but it sure did.

    The capsules I take contain soybean oil and I'm thinking that's the obvious culprit, but I'm not sure. Has anyone who is/was taking ALA experienced anything like this?

    Does anyone know where one can get oil-free ALA, perhaps? I'm new to this supplement, so I don't even know if this is possible.

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    Default Wild oat and ALA

    hey there,

    Wild Oats has several brands of alpha lipoic acid. the kind i use is oil free. why do you use it? i use it to help to rebuild muscle tissue from working out.

    the brand is Natrol - come in a brown bottle with purple wrapper and top.

    good luck.

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    Thank you soooo much Marciafaye! We don't have any Wild Oats stores in this neck of the woods, but we do have Whole Foods and Natrol is a pretty popular brand I believe. I'll order online if I have to! I'm off to get some pronto!

    Thanks again! You saved my poor skin
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    Together for almost nine long, happy years!

    First PCOS dx: 1989
    Supplements: One A Day Weight Smart, B Complex, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid (B5), B12, Saw Palmetto, Vit C, Vit D3, NAC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chromium Piconolate, Cinnamon, Magnesium, EPO, Zinc Gluconate, Green Tea
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