A 20-year-old male asked:
Which is better ? l- carnitine or acetyl l-carnitine or n-acetyl carnitine ?
in details please i'm a medical student so i can understand your answer
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Do different things: It's hard to say one is better than the other as they do different things. L-carnitine is necessary for fatty acids to cross the mitochondrial membrane & is esp. Good for the heart.Acetyl-l-carnitine crosses into the brain & is neuro-protective.N-acetyl carnitine may be better absorbed than l-carnitine.They don't give us space here for more details but i will provide links to more info in comment:.
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Last updated Aug 7, 2016
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