Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Also indexed as:ALC, L-Acetyl-Carnitine
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How to Use It

Most research involving acetyl-L-carnitine has used 500 mg three times per day, though some research has used double this amount.32

Where to Find It

Acetyl-L-carnitine is a molecule that occurs naturally in the brain, liver, and kidney. It is also available as a dietary supplement.

Possible Deficiencies

Acetyl-L-carnitine levels may decrease with advancing age. However, because it is not an essential nutrient, true deficiencies do not occur.

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