Many studies suggest that Alpha Lipoic Acid may help in lowering blood sugar levels. It may help people who suffer from diabetic peripheral neuropathy by killing free radicals. It may help people with eye-related disorders, including muscle degeneration, cataracts, retina damage and vision loss. Some healthcare professionals use ALA to help prevent their patients from experiencing memory loss, neuron damage, changes in cognitive functioning and similar issues caused by inflammation in the brain. It may also aid in supporting a healthy metabolism, energy levels and body weight.