Alpha Lipoic Acid is a unique amino acid that we introduced 3 years ago that works as an insulin mimicker. It actually mimics the action of insulin to help shuttle nutrients into the muscle cell.
There is an advantage in using ALA with creatine to help increase the absorption of creatine. The only problem here (and is a perfect example of how most supplement companies get their information) is that ALA is a very unstable chemical. Putting it in a powder will cause rapid breakdown in a very short period of time. You can certainly use ALA to help creatine absorption, but not mixed in with the creatine. You must take it in capsule form.
Take 200 milligrams with each meal for enhanced nutrient uptake. It is also recommended taking ALA each time you take creatine for enhanced creatine absorption. Remember, never take ALA if it's pre-mixed into a powdered supplement. Only take ALA in capsule form.