In this Russian study of 28 patients with diabetic neuropathy, alpha lipoic acid, at a dose of 600 mg/day for a period of 3 months, was found to significantly reduce clinical symptoms (sensory and motor) and neurological changes associated with foot and leg pain from peripheral neuropathy.
"[Implication of alpha-lipoic acid preparations in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy]," Al-Zamil MK, Brezhneva EV, Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova, 2008; 108(2): 27-30.
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