Monday, June 02, 2008

Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Lipoic Acid: the New Nootropics?

Brand new study out:

"Acetyl-L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid: possible neurotherapeutic agents for mood disorders?"

"CONCLUSIONS: L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid are pleiotropic agents capable of offering neuroprotective and possibly cognitive-enhancing effects for neuropsychiatric disorders in which cognitive deficits are an integral feature."

"Preliminary controlled trials in depressed geriatric populations also suggest an antidepressant effect with acetyl-L-carnitine."

This does not surprise me at all. There is so much good research out their on the benefits of lipoic acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine, I think you would be crazy not to incorporate both as part of a smart daily regimen.

Remember, r-lipoic acid is key, and it must be a stabilized version of the material if you want high bioavailability!

Pete