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Acetyl L Carnitine And Neuropathy

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Dosing of acetyl-L-Carnitine

I can't recall where I read it, but I've recently read that to optimize the benefits of acetyl-L-Carnitine a person needs to take about 3000mg (i.e. 6x500mg capsules) daily. I've been taking 1000-1500mgs a day for a few weeks and I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good questions. For mitochondrial damage doses of acetyl-L-carnitine of 1000-4000mg /day have been used. I am not aware of a good dose ranging study that has settled the issue of proper dosing or clinical benefit for joint pain or HIV-related... Read more »

Carnitine study for neuropathy

Hi dr. Henry.Did you read this study? Have you ever used this?"Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR)... Read more »

Carnitine and neuropathy

Hi Doc...Thanks for your great help for us all...I am 50years old HIV+ since 1985 and been thru... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Carnitine Reduce Diabetes Risk and Improve Body Shape?

Inside each cell are tiny power plants called mitochondria. Inside mitochondria, fats are burned to release energy to power a cell. When mitochondria are damaged, cells do not get sufficient energy and can become dysfunctional and, in some ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? How Is PN Diagnosed? How Is It Treated? Other Resources The Bottom Line What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disease of the peripheral nerves. These are all the... Read more »

HIV JournalView

Table of Contents An Alternative for Peripheral Neuropathy Stable Viral Load but Evolving Drug Resistance Niacin Revisited HIV on Campus References An Alternative for Peripheral Neuropathy Hart AM, Wilson ADH, Montovani C, et al.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had neuropathy in my feet for 4 years now in varying degrees of pain, sometimes light, sometimes crippling. I had some decent results using acetyl-L-carnetine, which seemed to have helped the pain some, but now it has come back in full force.... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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