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Acetyl L Carnitine And Kidney Disease
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Salt: Acetyl L Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart, brain function, muscle movement & other body functions. The HCl refers to the salt hydrochloride. This is combined with the Acetyl L Carnitine to allow better handling, dissolving & absorption when swallowed ...Read more
No effect: These are marketed items selling on the hope that there will be improvement somehow in function. There is no evidence that these products work as advertised and if you read the ads carefully the statements are very vague and non-specific. Don't waste your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The simple answer is yes!
There are a number of articles about this on the web, many of which would be hard to understand, but some should make sense. ...Read more
In general, MAO inhibitors refer to specific prescription antidepressant drugs & are highly regulated. Many foods & herbs have mild MAO inhibiting actions, such as carrots, chocolate, coffee, ginger, grape & onions, but these effects are not clinically significant & they don't need to be avoided if on a med that interacts with MAO inhibitors:
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Listen to your body: Acetyl L-carnitine and Alpha lipoic acid block to varying degrees cadmium toxicity. Free cadmium is liberated by stress and can induce high cholesterol and hypertension. In animal studies the two have anti-aging effects in rodents. They are safe to try but are probably no sufficient to reverse all the effects of free cadmium. ...Read more
Avoid Interactions: The occurance of interactions between Acetyl Carnitine and Zyprexa are rare but present. I would avoid the use of these two together. There have been rare cases of psychosis with the use of both. Please consult with your primary doctor or psychiatrist if you would like to continue. ...Read more
Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?
Yes, no: It is quite safe to take these concurrently. Acetyl-L-carnitine arginate is not known to stimulate nor suppress the thyroid but has been shown to reduce symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Ashwagandha balances thyroid function, stimulating underactive thyroids while calming overactive thyroid. It is not known to overstimulate the thyroid. ...Read more
Is it safe to take multivitamins‚ omega 3s and acetyl L-carnitine (500mg) together on a daily basis?
Most multivitamins: Are very weak. You need a product in which about 1/2 the ingredients far exceed the RDAs. Omega 3s have lots of research to support their use for brain, eye, joint health, as well as its anti-inflammatory properties. About 50% of the total mgs need to be in EPA+DHA. Many are only 20-30%. It also needs to be purified--pharmaceutical grade. L carnitine is used for brain health. Peace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is acetyl L-carnitine bad for you if you have a heart problem? . .. And what are all the syd affects?
Can be good for you: Acetyl L-carnitine is a substance naturally made in the liver, kidney, and brain -- and actively transported to other areas of the body. It helps transform fatty acids into energy in your cells. Overall it's safe, as long as you have a pure l (not "d") acetyl carnitine product. Can help in peripheral vascular disease. Se's are rare, but include rash, GI upset, headache, hypertension, insomnia. ...Read more
Voodoo: Spend your money on a real doctor. ...Read more
Drug interactions: Deplin and Lexapro (escitalopram) are safe. There are some reports of negative interactions on ehealthme. Com, and I would encourage you to type in Lexapro (escitalopram) and acetyl L-carnitine on that web site. This lists reported side effects among all the people who ever took the combo and bothered reporting, so statistical significance and scientific validity are lacking, but worth taking into consideration. Talk to your md. ...Read more
Can supplementing with acetyl L- Carnitine raise acetylcholine all over the body or does it only affect ACh levels in the brain?
Probably neither: Unless you were severely deficient of it previously, supplementing with it is getting peed out in your urine. This supplement is like many on the market right now- they promise you all kinds of things they can't back up - and don't have to because they are classified as foods, not as medicines. So show me a good study that someone of normal diet and health actually increases brain levels with this ...Read more
Synonyms: Acetyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine are synonyms for the same substance, but you want to make sure to have the "l" form and not the "d". Make sure the producer specifies this, as well as any % content of "d" impurities. In humans it's synthesized in liver, kidney, and brain from lysine and methionine and actively transported to other areas of the body -- 98% in skeletal and heart muscle. ...Read more
HCl: = hydrogen chlorideGet a more detailed answer ›
Voodoo: Why would you waste your money on this substance? It only makes the company rich. Spend your money on a real doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the Amino Acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available ...Read more