Alpha Lipoic Acid is a vitamin like substance that is often described a “ nature’s perfect antioxidant”. Unlike vitamin E, which is primarily fat-soluble, and vitamin C, which is water soluble, alpha-lipoic acid is both. ALA increases the effectiveness of other antioxidants. Alpha lipoic acid is an approved drug in Germany for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Used in Germany for more than 30 years. The beneficial effects of ALA in diabetic neuropathy have been confirmed in several double-blind studies at a dosage of 300 to 600mg daily.