Category: Brain Function/Dementia/Alzheimers

L-Carnitine in Childhood Cognitive Development

L-carnitine therapy at a dose of 50 mg per kilogram-bodyweight per day administered for 3 months in children with suboptimal developmental, social, behavioral and communication abilities significantly improved cognitive function scores in these subjects.


Geier DA, Kern JK, Davis G, King PG, Adams JB, Young JL, Geier MR. A prospective double-blind, randomized clinical trial of levocarnitine to treat autism spectrum disorders. Med Sci Monit. 2011 Jun 1;17(6):PI15-23.

B Vitamins Retain Brain Function

Supplementation with vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid may decrease brain atrophy associated with poor cognitive health.

Source: Homocysteine-Lowering by B Vitamins Slows the Rate of Accelerated Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2010 Sep 8;5(9). pii: e12244.