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Can acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) help with Peyronie's disease?

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Peyronie's disease causes the penis to curve abnormally. In one study, men who took daily ALC for 3 months had less pain and curving of the penis. The problem also progressed less in the men taking ALC.

From: Acetyl-L-Carnitine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: "Dietary supplement fact sheet -- carnitine."

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Alternative Medicine Review, April 1, 2010.

Mingorance, C. , March 28, 2011. Vascular Health and Risk Management

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: "Dietary supplement fact sheet -- carnitine."

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Alternative Medicine Review, April 1, 2010.

Mingorance, C. , March 28, 2011. Vascular Health and Risk Management

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "L-carnitine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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