This is a supplement that was tested in boys with FX with symptoms of ADHD. There is some info on it here and here. Both of the Drs. we saw at Children’s were in favor of trying this before trying any sort of stimulant medication. They prefer the l-acetyl carnitine vs. l-carnitine which is more widely available.
When you search you’ll see that this is widely used by body builders and the doses they use are higher than were tested. I found a liquid format by MRM (Amazon and Seacoast Vitamins both carry it) that will be easier to give to Monkey since he doesn’t do pills and it will be easier to cut the dosage.
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Fascinating — thanks for mentioning this. Let us know how it goes.
Hi! Thanks for your wonderful site, I love finding other families. I just talked to our Naturopath about trying LAC with our 8 year old FX son. It’s been years since you’ve posted this but I was wondering how the liquid turned out for you and if you noticed improvement for your sons focus and attention?
Hi Connie, we didn’t see any improvements with LAC unfortunately.