Last fall after a physical and blood panel, I noticed my AST and ALT levels have been steadily on the rise for 6 years, still in the so-called normal range, but both on an upward trend. My doc suspected it was due to the Niacin I’ve been taking which has similar properties to statins…reduce cholesterol but raise these levels in in the liver.
Going off the Niacin dropped my ALT but not my AST. I recalled reading that alpha-lipoic acid can impact the liver, and I’ve been taking Nerve Shield since 2016 when my PVP nerve pain recurred.
After being off Nerve Shield for a couple weeks, I noticed a pronounced increase in scrotal pain, same pattern as before. I decided to go back on and, poof, within a week, pain was back to the 0-1 level consistently.
Thought I’d share the results of this experiment. Prior to this, I never did anything close to a controlled experiment but, instead, threw the kitchen sink at my pain. Right now, I’m convinced that Nerve Shield is a big contributor to managing my nerve pain, so I’m going to see what else I can do to help my liver.