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L-acetyl carnitine

L-acetyl carnitine

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Description

L-carnitine is a naturally occuring nutrient and a dietary supplement. It plays a crucial role in the production of energy by transporting fatty acids into your cells’ mitochondria. The mitochondria act as engines within your cells, burning these fats to create usable energy. Often called ALCAR, Acetyl-L-Carnitine is the most effective form of L-carnitine for energy and optimal brain function.

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Possible Benefits

  • It may even benefit people with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Help prevent age-related mental decline
  • Improve markers of learning
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Required Equipment

L-acetyl carnitine

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How to Do It

Take 1,000 mg once to twice daily. Take in the morning and/or early afternoon.

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Why it works

  • 2,000 milligrams of L-carnitine reduced fatigue and increased muscle function in older adults
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine may also help boost brain health and function as you age
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Time Commitment

2-5 minutes 

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Suggested Frequency

6 times per week 

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Time of Day

Morning and/or afternoon

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Possible Side Effects

Can cause nausea and stomach discomfort

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Tips

  • Purchase the acetyl-L-carnitine version of this supplement
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Malaguarnera M, Cammalleri L, Gargante MP, Vacante M, Colonna V, Motta M. L-Carnitine treatment reduces severity of physical and mental fatigue and increases cognitive functions in centenarians: a randomized and controlled clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86(6):1738-1744.
  2. Pistone G, Marino A, Leotta C, Dell'Arte S, Finocchiaro G, Malaguarnera M. Levocarnitine administration in elderly subjects with rapid muscle fatigue: effect on body composition, lipid profile and fatigue. Drugs Aging. 2003;20(10):761-767. doi:10.2165/00002512-200320100-00004
  3. Traina G. The neurobiology of acetyl-L-carnitine. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2016;21:1314-1329. Published 2016 Jun 1. doi:10.2741/4459
  4. Hathcock JN, Shao A. Risk assessment for carnitine. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2006;46(1):23-28. doi:10.1016/j.yrtph.2006.06.007
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