l-carnitine

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l-carnitine

Postby concerned » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:15 pm

I tried to get acetyl-L-carnatine for my mother but it seems to be banned in canada. One store had some under the counter and it was $80 for 60 pills or something. She had tried amantadine (at the behest of the MS clinic) with bad results.

Does anyone know of any other fatigue treatments that work that are available in canada? I don't think her doctors want to give her ritalyn or dexidrine or anything fun like that.
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Re: l-carnitine

Postby NHE » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:09 pm

Hi Concerned,

concerned wrote:I tried to get acetyl-L-carnatine for my mother but it seems to be banned in canada. One store had some under the counter and it was $80 for 60 pills or something. She had tried amantadine (at the behest of the MS clinic) with bad results.

Does anyone know of any other fatigue treatments that work that are available in canada? I don't think her doctors want to give her ritalyn or dexidrine or anything fun like that.


Why is acetyl-L-carnitine banned in Canada? I know that there are some problems due to the presence of the D isomer, but as long as you take the purified L form it should be ok.

Last year, I experimented with a bottle of Now brand acetyl-L-carnitine taking 750 mg in combination with 50 mg of R-Lipoic acid and it seemed to help my mental energy levels. Here's a link to the brand that I used.

http://www.supersup.com/Now-Foods-acety ... blets.html

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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:11 am

we've got this fun bill C-6 now, NHE. good times.

a lot of things are backordered still, until they get approval for sale in canada.

a skeptic view:
http://www.ottawaskeptics.org/topics/al ... -bill-c-51

here's one guy's tale of woe:
http://www.michaeljournal.org/billc6.htm

more opposition:
http://www.billc6.com/www/stopc6/

i don't know that much about it myself. i heard that at the local health food store they can no longer sell their most effective st john's wort remedy, because it is suspended in olive oil. i don't know how C6 could be affecting this given the skeptic viewpoint above? i haven't read the whole bill. that st john's wort thing sounds a lot more like C51, but i thought we shut that one down. i am not on top of the situation because it doesn't seem to affect most basic nutrient products.

gotta split, ttfn
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