Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) helps to improve mitochondrial function by enhancing the transport of fuel across the cellular membrane.* Unlike L-carnitine, ALC is absorbed efficiently and has been shown to help with memory function.*
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules 1-3 times per day.
Caution: Not for use by children or by pregnant or lactating women. Not for use by anyone sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Issaquah, WA. USA
Thanks for your latest article on acetyl-L-carnitine. I think you should reemphasize its effect on peripheral neuropathy. After reading the August 2005 article (“Acetyl L-Carnitine Protects Memory and Intellectual Functions”), I decided to try it for nondiabetic peripheral neuropathy of 9 months duration (starting at age 77).* In two days, it turned off the pain, which has not returned even for a day (one-year anniversary coming up).*
My dose has been 1500 mg/day, with 600 mg/day of lipoic acid. But this dose was not working for my wife, who has had nondiabetic peripheral neuropathy for years. So we decided to try 3000 mg (with lipoic acid), as in the referenced study, and this dose has worked extremely well.* Our neurologist knows nothing of this therapy and is neither enthused by our success nor likely to prescribe it for others. How sad, considering that medical orthodoxy has virtually nothing to offer.
P.S. In 1955 I worked at the UCLA School of Medicine as a gofer in the pathology department. I raised a good crop of mice in a Quonset hut.