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Protocols: Acetyl-l-carnitine

Description: Structurally related to acetylcholine.

Method of Action: Appears to act upon neural transmission and, or metabolism. Increases activity of various enzymes together with increased choline uptake in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. In electrophysiological studies and increased amplitude in the 4 to 8 Hz frequency band and incrementation of the B band with increased amplitude of the visual evoked potential have been noted.

Indications and Usage: Improvements in short-term memory (backward digit span test) visual spatial temporal memory and orientation, immediate visual memory, long-term visual memory and constructing ability, judgment, abstration, co-operative behavior and reduced levels of depression.

Contraindications: Do not use this product if you are pregnant or lactating without first seeking advice from your physician.

Dosage and Administration: One gram taken twice daily with meals (to reduce gastrointestinal side effects).

Clinical Effect In:

Adverse Reactions: Gastrointestinal upset (nausea and vomiting) at higher doses. Laboratory tests to assess possible modifications in blood chemistry, cell counts, liver and kidney function and various other metabolic parameters did not show any significant change attributed to administration in treatment groups. If you suspect that an herb or other supplement is making you sick, call the FDA's MedWatch hotline at 800-332-1088 or contact the agency via its website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Known Interactive Effects: None known.

Additional Considerations: May have synergistic benefits when used concurrently with Ginkgo Biloba, phosphatidylserine, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Warnings: The information above is provided for educational purposes and may not be construed as a medical prescription or as a substitute for the advice of your physician. Do not use this product without first consulting your physician especially if you are pregnant or lactating. Be advised that some herbs and dietary supplements can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals and may also have an adverse result in conjunction with other medications, or treatments. You should regularly consult your physician in matters regarding your health and particularly in respect to symptoms and conditions which may require diagnosis or medical attention. Reevaluate use of this product after 6 months.

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