So, what's the difference between l-carnitine and acetyl l-carnitine? I am wanting to take it for energy. I noticed that Dr. Weil sells a product called Juvenon that is really just alpha lipoic acid and l-carnitine. It's very expensive so I decided to take my own individually. I looked up carnitine and discovered the two types. help!!!!
The acetyl part of the l-carnitine helps to produce acetylcholine which is the memory neurotransmitter. Making an assumption from the name "Juvenon" and it's ingredients, I'm assuming you want to imrprove your memory and reverse the aging process. If so then it's ALC you want and not the plain LC. In fact by not going by the pre-combined product which seems to use only LC you should see better results.
No probs. I couldn't help you with brand, first because I'm from the UK (I'm asuming you aren't!) so I don't know what brands you have available for you, and secondly I've never taken ALC myself. (Actually I'm off all vits &supps while I try to find a med for my depression.)
I checked one of my books for you though, and a couple of things in there you might want to know. First don't take ALC close to a meal so as to increase absorbtion. The second thing is (depending on how you feel about RDA, personally I don't believe in it though many do) take between 250 and 1,500mg a day --- try to find the right dosage to suit you.
Well sorry I couldn't answer the question you wanted answered, hope that info is a good substitute!
Thanks for asking littlegirl53. I'm treatment resistant which means that I don't get any benefit from the meds, on top of that I'm very prone to side-effects! Just like the others the meds I'm on at the moment aren't helping at all, and they're the last available to me. I have an interview soon to see if I can get a surgical implant called a vagus nerve stimulator which I'm hoping may do the trick. Fingers crossed anyway!
Thanks littlegirl53. My first post on this forum was on the depression board asking about experiences with VNS. Nobody had heard of it, so it's ironic the first person I've spoken to who has heard of it is on the vits&supps board! Well good luck with the ALC, I hope it works for you.