Episode - L-carnitine, Acetyl-L-carnitine, and Thyroid Health


L-carnitine, Acetyl-L-carnitine, and Thyroid Health

Carnitine is a nitrogen-containing compound synthesized in the liver and kidneys and found in certain foods we eat. Although it’s primarily in the muscle, none is manufactured there.

Research has shown numerous health benefits of L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine, from managing dementia to mitochondrial and thyroid health. Today, I’m sharing some of these studies and the reasons why you may want to consider supplementing with L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine to support your thyroid.


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The difference between L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine
  • How L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine can help with supporting muscle and mitochondrial health and more
  • Dosage considerations for people with Hashimoto’s
  • What research shows us about
    • The benefits of acetyl-L-carnitine in treating various conditions
    • Potential use and mechanisms of action of acetyl-L-carnitine in dementia and cognitive disorders
    • Therapeutic potential of L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine for neuroprotection
    • How muscle carnitine levels are affected by hypo- and hyperthyroidism
    • Supplementing with L-carnitine and selenium for subclinical hyperthyroidism
    • The benefits of acetyl-L-carnitine on mitochondrial health
    • L-carnitine and suppression of skeletal muscle mass
    • Clinical effects of L-carnitine supplementation on physical performance
    • Possible antioxidant effects of acetyl-l-carnitine


As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!


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