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Now® Acetyl-L Carnitine-500 mg
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Now® Acetyl-L Carnitine-500 mg50 Capsules
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- Transports Fatty Acids & Boots Cellular Energy
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a modified amino acid that supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat into the mitochondria where it is oxidized and converted into ATP(chemical energy for the cell). Acetyl L-Carnitine is a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine that can cross the blood-brain barrier, where it exerts an antioxidant effect, helps to maintain healthy cellular energy metabolism and supports brain function.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily as needed, Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Pantothenic Acid, Choline and Brain Elevate
Serving Size 1 Capsule Servings Per Container 50 Amount Per Serving % DV Acetyl-L-Carnitine (from Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl) 500.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle. NOW®FOODS, Bloomingdale, IL, U.S.A.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyAge-Related Cognitive Decline 1,500 mg daily [3 stars] Several clinical trials suggest that this supplement delays onset of ARCD and improves overall cognitive function in the elderlyAlzheimer's Disease 1 gram taken three times per day [2 stars] Short-term studies have found that people with Alzheimer's disease who supplement with acetyl-L-carnitine experience improved memory, enhanced overall performance, and delayed disease progression.Depression Refer to label instructions [2 stars] Acetyl-L-carnitine has been shown in several studies to significantly reduce depression symptoms in seniors.Down's Syndrome 500 mg three times per day [2 stars] Acetyl-L-carnitine appears to improve visual memory and attention in people with Down's Syndrome.Erectile Dysfunction
2 grams of each daily [2 stars] In one study, supplementing with the combination of propionyl-L-carnitine (a form of L-carnitine) and acetyl-L-carnitine significantly improved erectile function in elderly men.Fibromyalgia 1,500 mg daily for ten weeks [2 stars] Supplementing with acetyl-L-carnitine may improve musculoskeletal pain, depression, and general health in people with fibromyalgia.Liver Cirrhosis 2 grams twice a day for 3 months [2 stars] A double-blind trial suggests that supplementing with acety-l-carnitine may improve mental and neurological function in people whose cirrhosis has impaired function.Macular Degeneration
(Coenzyme Q10, Fish Oil)
Follow label directions [2 stars] In one study, supplementing with a proprietary blend of acetyl-L-carnitine, fish oil, and coenzyme Q10 improved visual function in people with macular degeneration.Type 1 Diabetes and Diabetic Neuropathy 500 to 1,000 mg three times per day [2 stars] Taking acetyl-L-carnitine may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Neuropathy 500 to 1,000 mg three times daily [2 stars] Taking acetyl-L-carnitine may improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.Amenorrhea Refer to label instructions [1 star] Acetyl-L-carnitine may help restore menstruation in some amenorrheic women.Male Infertility Refer to label instructions [1 star] Acetylcarnitine may be a useful for treatment of male infertility caused by low quantities of immobile sperm.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is similar in form to the amino acid L-carnitine and also has some similar functions, such as being involved in the metabolism of food into energy. The acetyl group that is part of acetyl-L-carnitine contributes to the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is required for mental function.
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