Alpha lipoic acid

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Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant for liver and nerve health. Alpha lipoic acid is a cofactor for some of the key enzymes (alpha keto acid dehydrogenases) involved in generating energy from food and oxygen in mitochondria and thus plays a critical role in energy production within the cell’s mitochondria. Since one theory of CFS/ME is mitochondria dysfunction supplementation may aid in energy production and reduce fatigue.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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