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Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)

A naturally occurring nutrient in the body, acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) transports fats into the mitochondria. It occurs in many common foods, including milk. Studies have shown that ALC may help protect the brain by nourishing NMDA-sensitive glutamate receptors, which normally decline with age. ALC has also been shown to help prevent the formation of lipofuscin, a potassium age pigment, and to increase cerebral blood flow.

ALC's anti-aging benefits may include brain protection from signs of aging, improved memory with long-term use, increased attention and vitality, and protection and treatment of senile dementia.

Human clinical trials have explored its efficacy, especially in Italy, where it is used to treat age-related mental debilitation and Alzheimer's disease.

Pharmacology: Chemical Name: (3-Carboxy-2-hydroxypropyl) trimethyl-ammonium acetate (ester) chloride. Molecular Formula: C(9)H(17)NO(4), HCL Molecular Weight: 239.7 CAS Registry: 5080-50-2.

Side Effects and Contraindications: Side effects may include nausea, headache, dizziness, or vomiting when beginning treatment, or at higher dosages.

Distribution: ALC is distributed in 250mg and 500mg tablets, and sometimes in oral liquid form. Pharmaceutical trade name preparations include Branigen, Ceredor, Nicetile, Normobren and Zibren.

Notes: With no known contraindications and very few side effects under 1500mg per day, ALC is a noted smart drug with purported beneficial effects.

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