Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is essential for proteins. It is naturally produced by our bodies and helps produce energy
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a nootropic used to treat various mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, age-related memory loss, late-life depression and thinking problems related to Lyme disease. Other uses include Down syndrome, poor circulation in the brain, cataracts, and various nerve pains. Essentially, acetyl L-Carnitine helps the brain with a large number of brain functions and diseases that may appear.
Some men tend to use acetyl L-Carnitine for solving sexual problems involving their penis, such as infertility, or a disease of the penis called Peyronie’s disease.
The body can transform L-Carnitine into Acetyl L-Carnitine and vice versa so any form you choose to take it should be ok. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been established yet which one of the two provides the body with the benefic effect, therefore you shouldn’t one form of Carnitine for the other.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is very efficient for improving memory for elderly people or people who consume alcohol in excess. People of ages between 30 and 60 years old who have long-term thinking problems due to excessive consumption of alcohol can improve their memory using acetyl L-Carnitine.
Acetyl L-Carnitine can reduce nerve pain, especially nerve pain caused by diabetes. It works best for people who don’t have diabetes, or for those who have controlled type 2 diabetes.
As stated above, Acetyl L-Carnitine can help men treat Peyronie’s disease, which is a connective tissue disease. Acetyl L-Carnitine has been proven to be the most effective medicine against this disease, being even more effective than tamoxifen, which is normally recommended for treating Permit’s disease.
Acetyl L-Carnitine can only treat male infertility caused by inflammation of some reproductive organs and tissues such as the prostate, seminal vesicles, and epididymis. In order to increase the sperm count and sperm movement, you need to take acetyl L-Carnitine along with L-Carnitine orally for 6 months.
Another positive effect of Acetyl L-Carnitine is treating the so-called “male menopause” which is an age-related testosterone deficiency. Taking a combination of Acetyl L-Carnitine and Propionyl-L-Carnitine by mouth for 6 months seems to improve sexual dysfunction, depression, and fatigue.
Acetyl L-Carnitine helps treating people suffering from early stages of Alzheimer’s disease who are less than 66 years old and have a faster rate of disease progression and mental decline.
When it comes to improving blood flow to the brain, administering a single dose of acetyl L-Carnitine intravenously can produce short-term improvements to the blood flow in the brain.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is generally safe for most adults, having no major side effects. On rare occasions it can cause some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and restlessness.
Women should be more careful during pregnancy or while breast-feeding because there isn’t much information when it comes to using acetyl L-Carnitine during these periods.
There are also some risks of Acetyl L-Carnitine interfering with thyroid hormone, therefore you should avoid using it if you have an under-active thyroid
You should be careful when consuming Acetyl L-carnitine. Speak to your personal doctor about using it to make sure it’s safe for you before consuming any.