The aim of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was to determine the efficacy of a combination of acetylcarnitine, n-3 fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10 (Phototrop) on the visual functions and fundus alterations in early age-related macular degeneration. Findings suggest that an appropriate combination of compounds which affect mitochondrial lipid metabolism, may improve and subsequently stabilize visual functions, and it may also improve fundus alterations in patients affected by early age-related macular degeneration.
Although foods that contain protein have carnitine, I am not sure if they contain acetylcarnitine. In order to get the benefits of this supplement it is best to ingest the pills orally.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine, ALCAR, Acetylcarnitine, L-Carnitine, L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate, LCLT, Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine, GPLC, Levocarnitine, Levacecarnine, L-3-hydroxytrimethylamminobutanoate