Are you looking for a natural way to help manage your pain? Lipoic Acid (LA) may be the answer. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) suggests that LA may be an effective treatment for pain disorders.
The researchers identified 18 RCTs involving a total of 1136 participants and their meta-analysis showed that LA was associated with a reduction in pain intensity in patients with various pain disorders when compared to placebo. The study’s findings suggest that LA may be a safe and effective treatment option for those seeking natural pain relief.
Although the study’s findings are promising, more research is needed to determine the optimal dose and long-term safety of LA for pain relief.
Other studies have also concluded that ALA may be beneficial in treating pain. A 2020 study found that ALA was effective in reducing pain intensity in patients with chronic lower back pain: