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Acetyl-L-Carnitine

A superior form of carnitine. It catalyses the conversion of energy sources into usable energy, essential to keep cells alive. ALC is particularly important for energising and protecting the heart and brain. ALC is useful for helping to prevent age-related memory decline. ALC may also enhance athletic performance and prevent fatigue states by facilitating energy supply.

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Indications

Enhances cognitive ability and promotes brain health.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains the following active ingredient:

Acetyl-L-Carnitine hydrochloride
(Providing 423.95 mg N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine)
500mg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatine free), magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.

Sugar-free.
Suitable for vegetarians.

Storage Instructions

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

Pharmacological Action

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body. It helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other physiological processes.

Dosage Directions

Adults:
Take 1 – 2 capsules twice daily.

Children under 12 years of age:
Take 1 capsule 1 – 2 times a day.

Take at least 30 minutes before meals, on an empty stomach.

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 and agitation.

Contraindications

Hypothyroidism: Avoid using Acetyl-L-Carnitine in individuals with hypothyroidism. L-Carnitine seems to inhibit the activity of the thyroid hormone in the target tissues. Theoretically, this might occur with Acetyl-L-Carnitine.
Seizures: An increase in seizure frequency or 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 yet been established.

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