Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplementation and the Treatment of Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29076953/

Journal: Psychosomatic Medicine

Publication Date: 02/2018

Summary: Acetyl l-carnitine supplementation significantly decreases depressive symptoms compared with placebo/no intervention, while offering a comparable effect with that of established antidepressant agents with fewer adverse effects.

Key Takeaways

Supplemental carnitine, a nutrient only found in meat, improves depression with similar effectiveness as antidepressant drugs but without side effects.

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