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Alpha lipoic acid solubility issues

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Alpha lipoic acid solubility issues

Postby imanaya » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:22 pm

Is anyone using this active? :?: i am having very hard time dissolving it in both
warmed almond oil (as it is oil soluble)
and cetaphyll lotion.
it remains undissolved :( :x
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Postby kylesmom9 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:16 am

Not using it..sorry. :( I know it's frustrating! ALA is supposed to be easy to dissolve, so I don't have any ideas.
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Postby imanaya » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:22 am

thanks kylesmom for replying :) maybe someone else will chime in.
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re: Alpha lipoic acid solubility issues

Postby alip » Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:58 am

Hi, has someone here used alpha lipoic acid before?
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Re: Alpha lipoic acid solubility issues

Postby clean » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:55 pm

DIssolve it in a 70% ethanol or 91% isopropyl alcohol solution. Then, once it's in solution, you can mix in a few drops of this solution into a few drops of cream or lotion base in your hands. I've never been impressed with it and bought it once only. You will get much more mileage out of a prescription retinoid and high UVA protection sunscreen.
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