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Posted by Lana on July 01, 2000 at 01:49:10:

In Reply to: Dear Lana,Regarding CLO, you mentioned supplementing L-carnitine .... posted by Anne G. on June 29, 2000 at 14:15:39:

Anne,

You have to think about carnitine as a "carrier" which carries long fatty acids (like omega-6 and omega-3) into the mitochondria -these tiny organelles within the cell's cytoplasm. The job of the mitochondria is to produce cellular energy. This is not an exact description however as carnitine is also responsible to biochemically change these long-chain fatty acids and to turn them to be the right "fuel" for the mitochondria to use. I usually post on the MGH autism board at
http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&number=9&SUBMIT=Go

On the MGH board one needs to register (a piece of cake) in order to post, but not in order to read. When you get to the page above, at the top right hand side there is a search link. When you are at the search page enter my user name (the lower most box) Amenda1 and the word carnitine at the top box.

There are also more posts about carnitine on the Child Neurology board at :
http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&number=18&SUBMIT=Go

And Tourette's board at:
http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&number=99&SUBMIT=Go
When you are there search also for CLO and vitamin A posts.

Regards,

Lana

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