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Carnitine Good For Memory, Muscles and Energy

Dear Pharmacist, I heard about a special supplement called acetyl-L-carnitine which affects memory and thinking. Could this really help? S.W., Schaumburg, Illinois Answer: Yes, acetyl-L-carnitine may enhance memory and thinking, but it also is used for weight loss, muscle aches and pain and fatigue. We’ll get to that later. Because our “smart” drugs for memory […]

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Taking Vitamin B12 Can Improve Many Health Conditions

Dear Pharmacist, I receive an injection of Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) every month. I’m not even sure why. Can you tell me what this is for? H.H., Newark, New Jersey Answer: The most important job for B12 is to make sure that cells in the body divide properly and carry the right gene information. This powerful […]

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Skullcap Used for Muscle Pain and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dear Pharmacist, Have you ever heard of skullcap? D.S. Boca Raton, Florida Answer: Yes, it’s a sleep remedy that is also known as “Mad-Dog Weed.” In a few small studies, this herb showed properties that were helpful in people who suffered a stroke. This agent is most often found in combination with other sedating herbs […]

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