Acetyl-L-Carnitine

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What other names is Acetyl-l-carnitine known by?

Acetil-L-Carnitina, Acetyl Carnitine, Acétyl Carnitine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Acétyl-L-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate Dihydrochloride, Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate HCl, Acétyl-L-Carnitine Arginate HCl, Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl, Acétyl-L-Carnitine HCl, Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride, Acetyl Carnitine, Acétyl-Carnitine, Acetyl-Levocarnitine, Acétyl-Lévocarnitine, ALC, Alcar, Carnitine Acetyl Ester, Dihydrochlorure d'Acétyl-L-Carnitine Arginate, Gamma-Trimethyl-Beta-Acetylbutyrobetaine, L-Acetylcarnitine, L-Acétylcarnitine, Levacecarnine, N-Acetyl-Carnitine, N-Acétyl-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acétyl-L-Carnitine, ST-200, Vitamin B(t) Acetate, 2-(acetyloxy)-3-carboxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-1-propanaminium inner salt, (3-carboxy-2-hydroxy-propyl)trimethylammonium hydroxide inner salt acetate.

What is Acetyl-l-carnitine?

Acetyl-L-carnitine is an amino acid (a protein component) that is naturally produced in the body. It helps the body produce energy.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Memory problems in elderly people.
  • Improving thinking skills in people who have had a stroke.
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain) caused by diabetes.
  • Peyronie's disease.
  • Treating male infertility caused by inflammation of some reproductive organs and tissues (prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis).
  • Treating symptoms of age-related testosterone deficiency ("male menopause").
  • Improving blood flow to the brain.
  • Alzheimer's disease.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Muscle weakness caused by medications taken for HIV disease, Down's syndrome, cognitive problems related to Lyme disease, cataracts, nerve problems including diabetic neuropathy, depression, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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