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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
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
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
What is the difference between acetyl L-carnitine and l carnitine? Is one or the other used for different reasons?
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
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
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
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
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
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:. ...Read more
Voodoo: Spend your money on a real doctor. ...Read more
NO: 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: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/vegetalmaois.htm ...Read more
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