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Acetyl L Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine-PLC™

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid naturally found in the body. Acetyl-L-Carnitine-PLC™ contains two of the most effective forms of ALC, namely ALC-arginate and Propionyl-L-Carnitine (PLC). These assist with protection against heart and brain aging, and age-related memory decline.

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Product Indications

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid naturally found in the body. Acetyl-L-Carnitine-PLC™ contains two of the most effective forms of ALC, namely ALC-arginate and Propionyl-L-Carnitine (PLC). These assist with protection against heart and brain aging, and age-related memory decline. Assist with protection against heart and brain aging.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains the following active ingredients:

Acetyl-L-Carnitine arginate dihyrochloride
(providing: 157.96 mg acetyl-l-carnitine)
350mg
Propionyl-L-Carnitine hydrochloride
(providing: 197.19 mg acetyl-l-carnitine)
350mg

Inactive ingredients: Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, vegetarian capsule shell (hypromellose cellulose).

Sugar-free.
Suitable for vegetarians.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Carnitines play an important role in lipid metabolism and energy production. They are essential for normal mitochondrial function, acting as a transporter of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation. Propionyl-L-Carnitine may have a positive inotropic effect and improve ventricular function and cardiac output in chronic heart failure. Arginine is the physiological precursor of nitric oxide and it significantly decreases mean systolic blood pressure.

Dosage Directions

Adults:
Take 1 – 2 capsules twice daily on an empty stomach, before 4 pm.

Product Warnings

Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Side Effects

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is generally well tolerated. It may cause nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset, agitation, muscle weakness and chest pain.

Contraindications

Do not use Acetyl-L-Carnitine in patients with hypothyroidism. L-Carnitine seems to inhibit the activity of thyroid hormone in target tissues.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine may increase seizure frequency. Severity has been reported in people with a history of seizures who have used L-Carnitine orally or intravenously. Theoretically, this might occur with Acetyl-L-Carnitine.

Interactions

Acenocoumarol: Taking L-Carnitine 1 g/day seems to significantly increase the anticoagulant effects of acenocoumarol. This reaction has only been recorded with L-Carnitine, but theoretically could occur with Acetyl-L-Carnitine.
Warfarin: Use cautiously with warfarin as Acetyl-L-Carnitine may increase the anticoagulant effect of warfarin.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Safety during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding has not been established.

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