Lowering Glutamate | Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid–  (found in low amounts in spinach, broccoli, yams, etc) ALA is most commonly known a chelating supplement as part of the Andy Cutler Protocol, it is also antioxidant that helps glutamate transport proteins, which aid in the removal of excess extracellular glutamate “Another particularly destructive product is 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), an aldehydic lipid peroxidation product found in abundant supply in cases of neurodegeneration. Interestingly, peroxylnitrite and 4-HNE are found in the same neurons. This lipid peroxidation product has been shown to be especially destructive of synaptic connections and mitochondrial enzymes and can significantly inhibit [...]