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    I rarely devote individual threads to singing the praises of something, but this had an effect I felt was worth mentioning.

    Few supplements make my face go noticeably cooler...one is Ester-C, but I would say R-Alpha Lipoic is even more marked. Within about an hour, I can feel it working. I've taken plain Alpha Lipoic with not as good results.

    It's not a miracle, but especially in conjunction with Superoxide Dismutase my face has been acting calmer in situations it would typically flush (like a cold barn).

    Both are anti-oxidants. I get the NSI Brand which are sold on vitacost.com.

    Add the C and pycnogenol to the above, and I have a fairly effective anti-flushing cocktail.

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    Hi Banshee,

    Thanks for sharing your postive experience. What is the difference between R-Lipoic Acid and Lipoic Acid? Again, I'm glad these supplements are working and you notice some positive change.

    Yvette

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    Where can you buy R-Lipoic Acid?
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    what is pycnogenol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvette View Post
    Hi Banshee,

    Thanks for sharing your postive experience. What is the difference between R-Lipoic Acid and Lipoic Acid? Again, I'm glad these supplements are working and you notice some positive change.

    Yvette
    Thanks Yvette-

    I believe R-Lipoic is more bioavailable. It's used by cells more effectively and thus works better as an anti-oxidant et al.

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    Where can you buy R-Lipoic Acid?
    vitacost.com is where I get mine.

    Oh and pycnogenol is an anti-oxidant blood vessel strengthener. It's extracted from pine bark and has polyphenols which you may have heard about from things like drinking grape juice and green tea.
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    Linda Sy Oatmeal & Goodskin All Calm Cleanser
    Replenix Green Tea Serum
    homemade moisturizer w/dimethicone
    Ester C, NSI brand SOD
    Thera Tears supplement & PF gel drops

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    Thank you, Banshee. I will check into this supplement.

    Yvette

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    any stores you know that carry the r lipoic?

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    also would a r ala cream be beneficial? if so any recommendations on brand where to get etc?
    thank you

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    @banshee did u notice an improvement in baseline redness with your anti oxidants u are taking or did they just help with flushing and keeping your face cooler?

    Thanks

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    how about a topical version?

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