Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a superior form of the amino acid carnitine, naturally found in the body. It enhances cognitive ability and promotes brain health.
Enhances cognitive ability and promotes brain health.
Each capsule contains the following active ingredient:
(Providing 423.95 mg N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine)
Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatine free), magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.
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.
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.
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 unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is generally well tolerated. It may cause nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset and agitation.
Hyperthyroidism: 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.
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.