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Doctor insights on: Acetyl L Carnitine With Taxol In Humans

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Which is better? L-carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine?

Which is better?  L-carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine?

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

Dr. Harold Feldman
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Carnitine (Definition)

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


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Should a 15 year old take acetyl-l-carnitine?

Deficiency?: I normally only start patients on carnitine if they have a deficiency noted by lab test. ...Read more

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How much water should I use to dilute acetyl l-carnitine powder?

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

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Could products such as focus factor or acetyl l-carnitine really work?

Could products such as focus factor or acetyl l-carnitine really work?

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 more

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Is it possible for acetyl L-carnitine to increase acetylcholine levels?

Is it possible for acetyl L-carnitine to increase acetylcholine levels?

Acetyl-acetylcholine: 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

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What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine  and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI ?

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

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What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

No difference: Both Amino Acid molecules are similar in action, & both are formed naturally in the body from carnitine, which is found in protein rich foods. The acetyl forms of carnitine get into the brain bettter than carnitine. It is used to make enery, to turn fats into energy. Research has shown possible benefits for men with fertily problems, for memory enhancement and in early alzheimers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acetyl L-carnitine and l carnitine? Is one or the other used for different reasons?

Slightly different: L-carnitine is usually used to help with fat reduction; often used by body builders to help mobilize fat stores. Acetyl - l-carnitine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, so is often used to help with mental clarity. ...Read more

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What would happen if i took 3 acetyl-l-carnitine pills it says on the bottle each pill is 650mg... Need to know fastt!

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: I don't expect that there will be any issues with you taking 1950mg. Normal dosing for several conditions is up to 4000mg per day. To be sure that it won't specifically have a problem in your body, i would still discuss this with your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more