Drug Database - Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Acetil-L-Carnitina, Acetyl Carnitine, Acetyl L-Carnitine,
Acétyl-L-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate Dihydrochloride, Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Arginate HCl, Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl, Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride, Acetyl-Carnitine,
Acetyl-Levocarnitine, Acetylcarnitine, ALC, Alcar, Carnitine Acetyl Ester,
Gamma-Trimethyl-Beta-Acetylbutyrobetaine, L-acetylcarnitine, Levacecarnine,
N-Acetyl-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine, ST-200, Vitamin B(t) Acetate,
2-(acetyloxy)-3-carboxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-1-propanaminium inner salt;
(3-carboxy-2-hydroxy-propyl)trimethylammonium hydroxide inner salt acetate
Acetyl-L-carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally
produced in the body. It helps the body produce energy.
The body can convert L-carnitine to acetyl-L-carnitine and vice versa. But, no one knows
whether the effects of acetyl-L-carnitine are from the chemical itself, from the
L-carnitine it can make, or from some other chemical made along the way. For now, don't
substitute one form of carnitine for another.