Helps produce Energy
Good for overall Health
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) is produced in the body in the liver and kidneys and helps to brain fat
into energy. ALC is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and acts as a powerful antioxidant
which helps to prevent brain cell deterioration. ALC is important for heart & Brain function,
muscle movement and many other body processes.
- Supports weight loss (along with diet and exercise of course) and enhancement for body-building
- Processed form of L-Carnitine that can pass the blood-brain barrier to help energize the brain
- Helps mobilize fat from storage deposits and move it to the mitochondria to burn as energy
- Provides substrate for synthesis of acetylcholine-a primary neurotransmitter in the brain
- Preferred form of Carnitine for brain and nerve support
- Helps the body convert fat into energy
- Improves Nervous System
- Male Sexual Dysfunction
- Alzheimer’s Dementia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Skin, Hair and Nails
- Cataract Prevention
- Brain Protection
- Cognitive Health
- Weight Loss
Each tablet contain: (Approx):
Acetyl L-Carnitine …….. 500mg
2-6 Tablets daily,
preferably on an empty stomach,
* or as directed by the physician.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mother, children under the age of 18 and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place.
Improves Nervous System: Karnitine (ALC)is essential for the production of a key neurotransmitter. The nervous system depends on fat metabolism, Karnitine (ALC) seems to aid in fat metabolism.
Male Sexual Dysfunction: Low sperm counts have been linked to low carnitine levels in men. Several studies suggest that Karnitine (ALC) supplements may increase sperm count and mobility. Karnitine (ALC) improved the effectiveness of Sildenafil Citrate (viagra) in men with diabetes who had not previously responded to viagra. Peyronie’s disease: Karnitine (ALC) worked better than Tamoxifen Citrate.
Alzheimer’s Dementia: Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Karnitine (ALC) in improving cognitive performance in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia. These studies were usually 3-6 months in length and oral dosages ranged from 1-3 g Karnitine (ALC)/day. Generally speaking improvements were noted in special learning tasks, timed tasks of attention, discrimination- learning tasks, and tasks of personal recognition.
Ref: Alternative Medicine Review. Volume 4, Number 6, 1999.
Diabetic Neuropathy: Studies suggest Karnitine (ALC) may help reduce pain and increase feeling in
affected nerves, it is also possible that Karnitine (ALC) can help nerves regenerate.
Ref. Diabetes Care 2005 Jan; 28(1): 89-94. https://doi.org/10.2337/diacare.28.1.89
Cataract Prevention: Protein glycation has been implicated in the development of cataracts. The results show that Karnitine (ALC) suppresses glycation by 42%, additional evaluation shows that Karnitine (ALC) produces a 70% reduction in one measurement of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). It is the formation of AGEs that make cataract irreversible.
Brain Protection: A new study shows that Karnitine (ALC) protects against temporary cerebral ischemia (no blood flow) by maintaining the cell’s energy cycle. Other recent studies show that Karnitine (ALC) protects brain cells against glutamate-induced and ammonia-induced toxicity.
Skin, Hair & Nails: Karnitine (ALC) works for repairing sunburns, as an exfoliant and a moisturizer, and for increasing skin elasticity, it also may be used in anti aging formulations. A study established that Karnitine (ALC) prevents & aviates deleterious skin conditions such as varicella scarring, wrinkle formation & sunburn peeling.
Weight Loss: Karnitine (ALC) supplementation may affect weight in three ways:
1. By increasing the body’s rate of fat metabolism.
2. Stimulating the production of muscle tissue.
3. Reducing fatigue.
L-carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body.
L-carnitine supplements are used to increase L-carnitine levels in people whose natural level of L-carnitine is too low because they have a genetic disorder, are taking certain drugs (valproic acid for seizures), or because they are undergoing a medical procedure (hemodialysis for kidney disease) that uses up the body’s L-carnitine. It is also used as a replacement supplement in strict vegetarians, dieters, and low-weightor premature infants.
L-carnitine is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including heart-related chest pain, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart complications of a disease called diphtheria, heart attack, leg pain caused by circulation problems (intermittent claudication), and high cholesterol.
Some people use L-carnitine for muscle disorders associated with certain AIDS medications, difficulty fathering a child (male infertility), a brain development disorder called Rett syndrome, anorexia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, overactive thyroid, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), leg ulcers, Lyme disease, and to improve athletic performance and endurance.
The body can convert L-carnitine to other amino acids called acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine. But, no one knows whether the benefits of carnitines are interchangeable. Until more is known, don’t substitute one form of carnitine for another.
How does it work? L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.
Uses & Effectiveness
- Serious kidney disease. Most research suggests that taking L-carnitine by mouth or intravenously (by IV) can improve red blood cell counts during hemodialysis. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved L-carnitine for the treatment and prevention of L-carnitine deficiency in people with serious kidney disease who are undergoing hemodialysis.
- L-carnitine deficiency. The FDA has approved L-carnitine for treating L-carnitine deficiency caused by certain genetic diseases.
Possibly Effective for:
- Chest pain (angina). Taking L-carnitine by mouth or intravenously (by IV) seems to improve exercise tolerance in people with chest pain. Taking L-carnitine along with standard treatment also seems to reduce chest pain and improve exercise ability in people with cardiac syndrome X. People with this condition have chest pain but not blocked arteries.
- Heart failure. Taking L-carnitine by mouth or intravenously (by IV) seems to improve symptoms and increase exercise ability in people with heart failure. Taking a specific product containing L-carnitine and coenzyme Q10 (Carni Q-Gel, Tishcon Corporation) also appears to improve symptoms of heart failure.
- Serious kidney disease. People in the last stage of long-term, serious kidney disease need to undergo hemodialysis, which can lower L-carnitine levels. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved giving L-carnitine intravenously (by IV) but not by mouth to treat and prevent L-carnitine deficiency in these patients. There is mixed evidence about the effects of L-carnitine in treating disorders caused by low carnitine levels in people with serious kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis. Taking L-carnitine by mouth or giving L-carnitine intravenously might improve markers of anemia and inflammation in people with this condition. But L-carnitine does not seem to improve quality of life, muscle cramping, low blood pressure, breathing function, or exercise performance.
- High thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism). Taking L-carnitine seems to improve symptoms such as rapid or pounding heartbeat, nervousness, and weakness in people with high thyroid hormone levels.
- Male infertility. Most research shows that taking L-carnitine, alone or in combination with acetyl-L-carnitine, increases sperm count and sperm movement in men with fertility problems.
- Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis). Taking D,L-carnitine by mouth seems to reduce the risk of death from myocarditis.
- Preventing side effects caused by valproic acid (Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, VPA), a seizure medication. Toxicity caused by valproic acid seems to be linked with L-carnitine deficiency. Giving L-carnitine intravenously (by IV) can prevent severe liver toxicity in people who accidentally ingested or took too much valproic acid.
Dosing: The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- For L-carnitine deficiencies: 990 mg two to three times daily in tablets or as an oral solution.
- For chest pain (angina): Doses of 900 mg to 2 grams of L-carnitine have been taken in one to two divided doses daily for 2 weeks to 6 months.
- For heart failure: 1.5 to 3.0 grams of L-carnitine has been taken in one to two divided doses daily for up to about 34 months. A specific product (Carni Q-Gel, Tishcon Corporation,Westbury, NY) containing 2250 mg of carnitine and 270 mg of coenzyme Q10 has been taken daily for 12 weeks.
- For people with serious kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis: Doses of 0.64-3 grams or 10 mg/kg of L-carnitine has been used daily for 3-52 weeks. Taking L-carnitine by mouth is not FDA approved to treat carnitine deficiency in people with serious kidney disease.
- For high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism): 2-4 grams of L-carnitine has been taken daily for 2-4 months.
- For male infertility: 2-3 grams of L-carnitine has been taken in up to three divided doses daily, with or without vitamin E, for 2 to 24 weeks. Also, 2 grams of L-carnitine plus 1 gram of acetyl-L-carnitine has been taken daily, with or without a 300 mg cinnoxicam suppository every 4 days, for 3-6 months.
- For inflammation of the heart (myocarditis): 100 mg/kg of D,L-carnitine has been taken daily for 4 days.
- For preventing side effects caused by valproic acid (Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, VPA): 50 to 100 mg/kg has been taken in three or four divided doses daily up to a maximum of 3 grams daily.