Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) is a nutrient that occurs naturally (in trace amount) in the body in the brain, liver, and kidneys. It is formed from other carnitine compounds that are available from red meat and dairy products. Carnitine level may become depleted following illness. In this case supplement is needed to help boost them.

Health Benefits of L-Carnetine:

  • L-Carnitine is used to oxidize unwanted body fats. People who wants to lose weight should note the importance of acetyl-l-carnitine in the body.
  • L-Carnitine improves energy metabolism in the brain cells which is often noticed within a few hours, or even within an hour. Most people report feeling mentally sharper, having more focus and being more alert after taking ALC.
  • L-Carnitine also acts as a potent antioxidant for brain cells, helping to slow the aging process.
  • L-Carnitine can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Most people notice improvement in two months but up o six months of supplementation may be necessary.
  • L-Carnitine may have effects on brain chemicals that control female reproductive hormones. In preliminary trial, 2 g of of ALC daily were given to amenorrheic women who had either low or normal blood levels of female hormones. Hormone level improved in the women with low initial levels, and half of all the women resumed menstruating within three to six months after beginning supplementation.
  • L-Carnitine can help relieve depression.
  • L-Carnitine may help male infertility. Sperm motility can be increased with acetyl l-carnitine supplementation. Higher sperm motility means there’s a greater chance of sperm moving towards an egg.
  • L-Carnitine can help cure Peyronie’s Disease; this disease is characterized by a bent penis during erection. It is caused by layers of scar tissue under the skin of the penis. One study compared the benefits of ALC against tamoxifen for 48 men with Peyronie’s disease. Researchers found that it was significantly more effective and safer than tamofixen in the therapy for acute and early chronic Peyronie’s disease.

Symptoms of Acetyl L-Carnitine Deficiency: Chest pain, muscle pain, fatigue, low blood pressure. Deficiency in Acetyl-L-Carnitine can result into some death threatening diseases like depression, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. To know if a person has Acetyl-L-Carnitine deficiency, he can opt for a urine test.

Side Effects of Acetyl L-Carnitine : ALC is well tolerated. Side effects are uncommon but may include digestive upset, skin rash, and agitation. High doses of acetyl l-carnitine can interfere with sleep which is not a good thing if you need to recover fast from sickness.

“This post was originally published on January 10, 2012 @ 22:10”

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