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Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Is it beneficial to take dietary supplements such as alpha lipoic acid, acetyl l-carnitine, and phosphatidylserine for parkinson's?

Yes: While more research is needed, there is a good amount of science on the benefits of each of these on neurologic function. They are certainly safe to try and if i had parkinson's i would take all of those and more. See http://www.Needs.Com/product/ndnl-0404-02/l_acetyl_l_carnitine ; http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/neurological/parkinsons_disease_03.Htm. ...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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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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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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Im taking: acetyl-l-carnitine with alpha lipoic acid 400mg x2 day l-tyrosine 500mg day 5-htp 50-100mg day how do I balance this combo?

Im taking: acetyl-l-carnitine with alpha lipoic acid 400mg x2 day l-tyrosine 500mg day 5-htp 50-100mg day how do I balance this combo?

Balance what?: I'm not sure what you are trying to balance. You are taking supplements that have no true clinical studies that demonstrate any benefit. The vitamin/supplement industry is based on faith and placebo effect. You are best off eating a healthy diet and exercising to maintain a good "balance". ...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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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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Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

May be: Why are you taking these supplements? Were these prescribed by a doctor? If you take a mixed diet, exercise and maintain a normal weight, you do not need these supplements. Any medication can have ill effects and un-needed medications are not doing you any good. ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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