My fasting lipid panel shows high triglycerides. Could this be due in part to daily 600mg Alpha lipoic acid supplements? I neglected to mention this to my doctor who prescribed 135mg Trilipix in addition
to the 40mg simvastatin daily.
Hi and welcome tot he forum! I am glad that I can help you.
You want to know whether high triglycerides are connected to consumption of Alpha lipoic acid supplements.
Increased fats in the blood may be due to inherited hyperlipidemia or due to diet. Cholesterol is a type of fat that usually increases due to greater consumption of meat rich in fats such as pork meat. Triglycerides are fats that originate from fats found in nuts. The condition of increased fats in the blood is called hyperlipidemia. It can be combined or non-combined. Depending on the type of hiperlipidemia, this condition is treated with statins or fibrates.
According to the data that you described, you are experiencing increased levels of fat in your blood. High triglycerides are not reported as a side effect from consumption of 600 mg of Alpha lipoic acid supplements although the advised amount is 100 to 200 mg per day. You may avoid consuming pork meat and nuts to reduce the amount of fats that you intake. In addition to the medication that have been prescribed to you, consume omega 3 fatty acids to reduce the blood level of fats. You could think about consuming a dietary supplement based on garlic.
Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment of hyperlipidemia.
"Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals.
For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our
medical experts page.
You may also visit our Blood Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.
The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician.
Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.