A 18-year-old male asked:
Should a 15 year old take 650mg of acetyl l-carnitine with a heart problem? and is it safe?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Randy Bakeranswered
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
It depends,safe if..: What type of heart problem? L-carnitine can be useful for angina & heart failure- i hope the 15 yo does not have either of those. Acetyl-l-carnitine is used more for brain health. Re: safety, here's a good analysis: http://www.Drsinatra.Com/l-carnitine-is-not-only-safe-its-essential so best avoided by those who eat much red meat! also see http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/carnitine-l-000291.Htm.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 20, 2013
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.