Acetyl L-Carnitine is a derivative of a naturally occurring amino acid within the body, known as carnitine. Carnitine plays an essential role in fat metabolism as it functions as a transporter for fatty acids. Within the body, it is primarily produced within the kidneys and liver. Carnitine is produced naturally by the body from amino acids such as methionine and lysine. Acetyl L-Carnitine supplements are ideal however, as they ensure the body has a constant supply of this highly beneficial ingredient.
Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 2 - 4 Scoop(s) 1 time(s) per day.
Acetyl L-Carnitine Ingredients
Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop): Acetylcarnitine ((2R)-2-(Acetyloxy)-3-carboxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-1-propanaminium inner salt, Acetyl-L-Carnitine) ............................. 1 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: none.
Potential Side effects
Like all supplements, always consult your doctor before using any new product, and always use it as instructed. Though side effects are minimal and rare, some users have reported the following:
- Stomach upset
- Pungent urine smell
- Bad breath
- Upset stomach
Known Adverse Reactions: May cause digestive problems.
Cautions and Warnings
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have liver disease, kidney disease and/or a seizure disorder, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.
This product may contain milk, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.