February 13, 2016


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

Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine HCl, Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine Hydrochloride, L-carnitine Propionyl, LPC, PLC, Propionil-L-Carnitina, Propionylcarnitine.

What is Propionyl-l-carnitine?

Propionyl-L-carnitine is an amino acid (a protein component) that is naturally produced in the body.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Poor circulation that causes leg pain while walking (intermittent claudication).
  • Chest pain (angina).
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • A type of heart disease called chronic ischemic heart disease.
  • Treating symptoms of age-related testosterone deficiency ("male menopause").
  • Erection problems in men with diabetes.
  • Peyronie's disease (an increase in fibrous tissue in the penis).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), circulatory problems caused by diabetes, 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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