Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplement Information
Acetyl-L-carnitine, a naturally occurring compound, is essential for proper functioning of mitochondria, the "energy factories" of human cells. For most people, supplementation with this compound is unnecessary, as the body can make plenty of it on its own. However, for some individuals, such as premature infants or people with certain genetic defects, supplementation with acetyl-L-carnitine may be necessary.
If you decide to take an acetyl-L-carnitine supplement, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer. This is because supplements are not regulated as closely as drugs. For information on the most reliable manufacturers, talk to your pharmacist.
(Click Acetyl-L-Carnitine for more information on this supplement, including how it is thought to work, whether it can be obtained by eating certain foods, and other important precautions and warnings.)