Acetyl L-Carnitine

What is Acetyl L-Carnitine?   

Acetyl L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is found in nearly all cells of the body. L-Carnitine plays a part in the production of energy from long-chain fatty acids. It also increases the activity of certain nerve cells in the central nervous system. The liver and the kidneys produce Carnitine. Acetyl L-Carnitine is a form of Carnitine that is available as a supplement.     

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant made by the body. It is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Alpha Lipoic Acid is both fat and water soluble. It can work throughout the body and may help regenerate other antioxidants and make them active again.     

What are the Benefits of Acetyl L-Carnitine?
  Taking Acetyl L-Carnitine may help produce body energy and support brain health. It may boost brain dopamine levels. Dopamine is our prize neurotransmitter so this can help improve your moods and drive.       

Who should use Acetyl L-Carnitine?
  People with high blood sugar may use this supplement to help manage cholesterol as well as nerve pain (neuropathy), such as tingling in their hands and feet. Others have used it to help stop cell damage. It may also help to improve appetite and increase energy levels. Bodybuilders also use it to build muscle.       

Side Effects
  Although these supplements are tolerated well, there can be some side effects.  The most common are stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, and restlessness. It may also cause “fishy odor” of the urine, breath, and sweat.       

Cautions and Warnings
  Before taking any supplement, you should consult with your healthcare provider to make sure it is safe to use.  Do not take this product if you are on blood thinners (Warfarin or Sintrom) or cancer medications (Taxol or Taxotere).  You should not take this product if the neuropathy (nerve pain) is caused by chemotherapy. You should not take this product if you have an under-active thyroid or if you have had seizures. Do not exceed recommended dose.  Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this.  This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and crustacean shellfish.  Keep out of reach of children.  Do not use if safety seal is damaged or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.    

These comments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.     

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