How to cope with inventory shortages

The numerous inventory shortages caused by the pandemic have become a frustrating reality for both merchants and consumers. Unfortunately, it looks like they will be a part of our daily lives for a while. Here are some tips that we hope will help you get through the turmoil:

  1. Order early. Don't wait to finish a product if you want to keep taking it.
  2. Order two or three units of a product if you plan to take it for a long time. It may not be available the next time you need it.
  3. Ask your health care professional to suggest one or two alternatives for each product he/she recommends you take.
  4. Because of their higher quality standards, some brands have more difficulty sourcing their raw materials than others. Here are a few brands that currently have a very low backorder rate (less than 5%) or return times: Ortho Molecular Products, New Roots Herbal, Metagenics, AOR, Alterra, HerbalGem, Pranarom, Viazen. Reduce the risk of disappointment by choosing these brands.
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Acétyl-L-Carnitine - 500 mg
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Product Details

Acetyl L-carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine. It can cross the blood-brain barrier, which makes it an ideal compound for neurological health. It plays a role as an antioxidant and has significant value for heart and brain function. She produces also the energy at the cellular level.

Acetyl-L-carnitine is the most abundant naturally occurring derivative of carnitine. ALC helps the body produce energy at the cellular level; regulates carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism; facilitates fatty acid entry into the mitochondria; and maintains the homeostasis of coenzyme A. ALC also displays potent antioxidant effects and supports repair mechanisms. ALC has been shown to support heart and brain function, muscle movement, and numerous other body processes.

ALC protects and enhances the activity of neurons and transmitters in the mitochondria and reduces oxidative stress. By improving cellular function and effi ciency in the mitochondria, ALC stabilizes the fl uidity and function of cell membranes, and improves energy production. ALC is involved in peripheral nerve regeneration and has shown promise in improving neuropathy. Because ALC is able to cross the blood-brain barrier it is able to exert its neuroprotective effects in the brain. Studies have shown ALC can improve cognitive performance and mood by protecting against oxidative stress and reducing or blocking the neuronal death that occurs with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions. 

Supplementation with ALC may be useful in a broad range of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, dementia, age-related memory loss and depression, fatigue, diabetic neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease.


Each capsule contains:

Medicinal ingredient: Acetyl-L-Carnitine (N-Acetyl L-carnitine hydrochloride) - 500 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.

Suggested Use

2 capsules twice a day with a meal or as directed by a health practionner.