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Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC)

Dosage 750mg - 2000mg per day

Carnitine helps convert fatty acids to energy and a high Carnitine level is needed in the liver to handle increase fatty acid produced by alcohol consumption, a high fat diet, chemical exposure or hepatitis. However exposure to these can lead to a carnitine deficiency that can be reversed by supplementing with Acetyl-L-Carnitine.

Although there are no studies that show that if ALC can be helpful in reducing the damage done to the liver by chronic viral hepatitis it has been reported that it is very useful in improving memory and mental functioning. This has been found to be useful in removing the 'brain fog' often reported by those with hepatitis. Carnitine is also believed to reduce TNF which may be beneficial to those with chronic viral disease and to aid in detoxification of ammonia in body tissues.

Please note the next paragraph is speculation as this area of research is still quite new.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine and L-Carnitine may also play a role in modulating the level or circulating tumor necrosis factor (TNF). High levels of TNF appear to suppress the virus but low levels appear to improve recognition of the virus by the immune system. It therefore appears that both increasing and decreasing levels of TNF has benefits and drawbacks. To reduce viral replication and liver damage high TNF would appear to be appropriate. However if trying to gain immune recognition and induce seroconversion (loss of the "e" antigen) then a low level of TNF is appropriate. I hope to have more on this is the next version.

    

 

 

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