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Acetyl carnitine/ carnitine fumarate question

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by leaves, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    I find that 3g acetylcarnitine is great for brainfunction and 3g carnitine fumarate is great for energy. anyone has experience combining the 2? What are the results? Are bigger doses needed??can they be taken simultaneously?
     
  2. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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    Is it 3 mg of acetyl-l-carnitine that you have been taking??? The bottle I have is 500 mg. I find it helps but I have cut back in regular use on advise from my pharmassist. I haven't tried fumarate and will be interested in the replies. The acetyl-l-carnitine 500mg daily has definitely helped

    glen
     
  3. leaves

    leaves Senior Member

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    3 g it is! I tried both.
     
  4. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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  5. roge

    roge

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    are bigger doses needed?? more than 3 grams?? - wow - that is already lot - well in my books - but heh we are all different.

    50mg/day of acetyl carnitine is plenty for me. I actually find when I take 50mg/day for too long , I get wired and ADD as I know acetyl carnitine pumps up your dopamine. i have not used both but i see no reason why you cant take both at same time.
     
  6. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    There is a prescription form of carnitine called Carnitor (levocarnitine) that is available in generic form. If you have insurance that has a 90-day generic option that is pretty cheap might be an option. It comes in 330 mg tablets and I think my insurance at the time would only allow 4/day, but a 90-day generic was free. At the time I was taking 1.5 grams of ALCAR along with the 1.3 grams of levocarnitine and I can say that there was improvement in energy. I just can't say from which one I was getting it from or if it in fact was the combination of the two.
     
  7. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Thanks for this info August, my Dr recently suggested L Carnitine to me, not sure that prescription will be cheaper, but only 1 way to find out!

    GG
     
  8. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    I took this one http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=VS-1525 Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500mg for a month and I must say it helped with "clearer thinking" its a pricey supp but I would try it again in a heart beat. I never combined it with carnitine fumarate, but thats something to look into. how long have youve been on these leaves?
     

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