- Supports brain and neuron health
- Boosts cellular energy
Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid that supports nervous system energy production and neuronal signaling. Studies have shown it to be helpful for depression, anxiety, memory, fatigue, ADHD and pain. Several randomized controlled trials have shown that ALC is just as effective as standard antidepressant therapy and had fewer side-effects, suggesting that it is a great option for those who are sensitive to side-effects of antidepressants. Studies have also shown that ALC is most efficacious in older adults, though anyone can benefit.
Veronese, et al, 2018, “Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplementation and the Treatment of Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Psychosom Med, 80(2), 154-159.
Wang, et al, 2014, “A review of current evidence for acetyl-l-carnitine in the treatment of depression,” J Psychiatr Res, 53, 30-7.