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Doctor insights on: Acetylcarnitine Medication

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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

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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

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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

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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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Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

Is cdp choline, magnesium, acetyl L-carnitine and lipoic acid MAO inhibitors?

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

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Are there any benefits of taking acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid together?

Are there any benefits of taking acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid together?

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

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Can I take acetyl l carnitine if I am taking zyprexa? I read carnitine increases acetylcholine.

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

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Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

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

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Is it safe to take multivitamins‚ omega 3s and acetyl L-carnitine (500mg) together on a daily basis?

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 more

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Is acetyl L-carnitine bad for you if you have a heart problem? . .. And what are all the syd affects?

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

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What is the difference between acetyl L-carnitine vs L-carnitine l tartrate? Is one preferable over the other for CHF?

No: L-carnitine is an amino acid and your body can make it from sources in your foods. Neither form has been shown in reliable studies to be beneficial in congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions by taking deplin, acetyl L-carnitine and lexapro (escitalopram)?

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

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Can supplementing with acetyl L- Carnitine raise acetylcholine all over the body or does it only affect ACh levels in the brain?

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

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Does acetyl-l-carnitine prevents alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Does acetyl-l-carnitine prevents alzheimer's disease and dementia?

No: There is no definitie evidence that anything can prevent alzheimers disease. There is suggestive evidence that exercise and treating high blood pressure and diabetes can decrease the risk of it. ...Read more

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Should a 15 year old take 650mg of acetyl L-carnitine with a heart problem? And is it safe?

Should a 15 year old take 650mg of acetyl L-carnitine with a heart problem? And is it safe?

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

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Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage? What about alpha lipoic acid?

Does acetyl L-carnitine help heal nerve damage? What about alpha lipoic acid?

L carnitine and: Alpha Lipoic Acid are both used to help nerve conditions such as neuropathy The L in the carnitine means it is more bio-available than carnitine. ALA needs to be taken at 1200 mg daily when used for neuropathy. Sublingual B 12 is also used. This is not diagnosis or treatment. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Can you take fish oil with acetyl L-carnitine arginate and alpha lipoic acid?

Yes: But why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more

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I've got Whey protein for pre/post workout' acetyl l-carnitine' omega 3s & multivitamins because my diet is poor. Is it safe to take this combo daily?

I've got Whey protein for pre/post workout' acetyl l-carnitine' omega 3s & multivitamins because my diet is poor. Is it safe to take this combo daily?

Please check the: Label or call the manufacturer w/any whey product you use. You want to make sure that the whey is from grass fed cattle and not cattle that are fed full of antibiotics and hormones. Peace and good health. The other things you mention sound beneficial. ...Read more

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I am currently taking abilify (aripiprazole). 1 mg evey other day. I want to start taking a supplement called acetyl-l-carnitine to help with focus and mind energy.?

I am currently taking abilify (aripiprazole). 1 mg evey other day. I want to start taking a supplement called acetyl-l-carnitine to help with focus and mind energy.?

Might also try...: Acetyl-l-carnitine is a very safe naturally-occurring substance that your own body produces & has no known interactions with abilify (aripiprazole). It may even help reduce toxicity from abilify (aripiprazole). There is evidence that vitamin c, vitamin e, manganese and b vitamins may protect against tardive dyskenesia, a rare but serious side effect. I also advise very low doses of lithium for those on abilify (aripiprazole), see comments:. ...Read more

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