Help Prevent Stomach Ulcers

Anti-inflammatory antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid could help prevent stomach ulcers caused by aspirin or alchol.

Ulcers are a common condition globally. Many factors (including NSAIDs, smoking, stress, and alcohol) increase the risk of developing these painful lesions in the stomach lining. Results from multiple animal studies suggest that alpha lipoic acid could help prevent gastric ulcers. (ii.200)

Interestingly, some researchers are now proposing anti-gastric ulcer drugs to treat burning mouth syndrome — a condition that alpha lipoic acid has shown clinical benefit in for some patients. (ii.203)