Acetyl L Carnitine, L Carnitine Comparisons

There are many questions about Carnitine and what it does in the body.  Let's try and clear up some of the mystery and confusion here in this article.

 Carnitine is produced in the body from the amino acids Lysine and Methionine.  It is found in foods, such as red meat, poultry, fish and diary products.   Carnitine is essential for converting fat into energy.  Carnitine is not actually an amino acid, although it is usually grouped with them.  It is a protein like substance and is closely related to the B-vitamins.
Carnitine plays an important part in keeping triglycerides in the blood stream in check.

The 3 main types of Carnitine and what they do are:

L Carnitine: represents the simplest form of Carnitine.  It has been shown to help with energy levels, reduction of fat and increase in muscle mass.  It is also helpful with libido and low sperm count.  Men with a low sperm count have been found to be low in L Carnitine.

Acetyl L Carnitine:  this form has been associated with the improvement in curvature with Peyronie's disease.  It is also know for it's stimulating effect on the nervous system and brain function.  One of the primary uses of Acetyl L Carnitine is in treating Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.  Some patients have shown a slowing in their rate of decline and even cognitive improvement in others.

Propionyl L Carnitine:  this form of Carnitine is the vascular and heart treating type of Carnitine.  Patients with Angina have reported a reduction in pain after taking it.  Studies have shown a reduction in symptoms of heart failure in patients taking this form of Carnitine.

Uses and Dosages:  Some men use L Carnitine to treat infertility, low testosterone, and symptoms of male menopause.  Acetyl L Carnitine has been found effective in treating and slowing the progression of penis curvature in Peyronie's disease.  

Recommended dose:   from

  • For male infertility:
    • 1 gram of acetyl-L-carnitine plus 2 grams of L-carnitine daily.
    • 4000 mg daily has been used to improve sperm function.
    • For male infertility secondary to abacterial prostatovesiculoepididymitis: acetyl-L-carnitine 500 mg plus carnitine 1 gram every 12 hours has been used following 2 months of treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • For Peyronie’s disease: 1 gram twice daily for 3 months.
  • For symptoms of age-related testosterone deficiency: 2 grams of acetyl-L-carnitine plus 2 grams of propionyl-L-carnitine daily. 
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The main interest for this form is treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The evidence is mixed as to the ability of acetyl-L-carnitine to slow the progression of the disease. Some patients have shown improvement, or their rate of decline has slowed when taking this form of carnitine.

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The main interest for this form is treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The evidence is mixed as to the ability of acetyl-L-carnitine to slow the progression of the disease. Some patients have shown improvement, or their rate of decline has slowed when taking this form of carnitine.

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DMSO Common Questions Answered

When I began treatment using DMSO, I purchased a jar of DMSO/Aloe Vera on  There have been a lot of emails and comments since then on what is the best brand, the odor, and safety issues.  I would like to answer these questions here in a blog entry, so I do not have to continually answer the same questions in private emails.

Let's start with a recent email I received. The writer purchased DMSO from Dr. Jacob's at Jacob's laboratories.  He did not have any of the characteristic odor that is associated with DMSO.  

Another email I received from a wife, thanked me for the information at this site, but said her husband stunk like a wet dog, and was there anything they could do about it. 

One more email:  "My granddaughter was sitting on my lap and told me I was stinky"

1.) O.K. let's talk about the odor problem. 
The biggest problem encountered with the use of DMSO is the odor that many people close to the patient complain about after it's application.  Different people have different levels of severity.  It may depend on their body chemistry and what kind of foods they eat. 

It was found that when children in Chile were given DMSO their body and breath odor was less objectionable, probably due to the raw milk in their diet.
If the patient eats cheese, ice cream, milk or other dairy products beforehand, it seems to modify the effect of the odor, somewhat.

Congressman Robert Duncan/Oregon told the House Select Committee on Aging, with using DMSO:

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Rep. Robert Duncan  (1920-2011)
"With respect to my own use of it, the most serious side effect is a threatened divorce by my wife, because she doesn't like the odor.  Dr. Jacob has removed some of the odor and he has masked it in another preparation by a wintergreen flavor.

I asked my wife if she didn't mind the wintergreen flavor, and if it had removed her objections.  She said,  "No. Instead of smelling like the tidal flats at Bayonne, New Jersey, when the tide is out;  You now smell like the locker room of the Green Bay Packers."

But the odor is infinitesimal compared with the relief."

The characteristic odor that escapes is caused when DMSO comes in contact with the water content of the body.  So in conclusion about the odor problem, it is going to be different with each person, but the benefits far outweigh the odor problem.  DMSO emanates from the skin pores from 24-48 hours.  It isn't completely clear of the body for about 7 days.  If you wish to express sexual intimacy without the odor, you will need to take off some time of DMSO usage from time to time, before resuming treatment.

2.) What Brand Do You Recommend?

The brand I used is iffy now, after doing more reading and research.  I would only recommend a brand that is pharmaceutical  grade.  The problem with purchasing just any brand or a veterinarian brand is the danger of contamination.  Some sellers purchase DMSO and repackage it.  In this case it is not always possible to know if the product is completely safe.  I would not purchase any brand that is not listed as pharmaceutical grade and over 99.9% pure.  Some brands have a description on Amazon that states: 
  • Product Description
  • ... non-synthesized product. This is not medical (pharmaceutical) grade DMSO ... 
Only purchase medical (pharmaceutical) grade DMSO.  Jacobs labs are a trustworthy brand, and this is what they state on their website: 
We are your source for MSM and DMSO. Our products are processed according to the formulas and standards developed by Dr. Stanley W. Jacob, the father of MSM and DMSO. All of our products are developed from 25 years of research. They do not contain any additives, and are processed at our own facility to ensure the highest quality attainable.

Another brand I read about on states this: 

DMSO Low Odor Pharma Grade            
70/30 Distilled Water 8oz
Low Odor
Highest Grade Available DMSO Low Odor 99.995% Pharma Grade makes up 70% of Bottle, 30% Distilled Water
I like the low odor part of the description and think it would definitely be worth trying.

3.)  How safe is DMSO?
 Scientists have studied DMSO with 8 species of mammals, including humans, as well as fish and birds, with almost universal agreement to its' low toxicity.   There have been none or few signs of any noxious responses to DMSO when administered over periods of weeks, months and years.  Even when mild side effects are present, people say they are worth the improvement that DMSO brings.

DMSO dissolves many materials and can be absorbed through the skin.  Combinations of DMSO and many substances have been studied.  Many of these substances were unchanged and DMSO enhances their therapeutic effectiveness. 

In humans DMSO's concentration on the skin can produce some reddening, but the effect is usually no longer noticeable after repeated applications.  Some patients reported skin roughness, mild itching, dermatitis, and blistering.  None of these are toxic reactions, but only side effects.  It is probably caused by dehydration of the skin. 

DMSO shows no cancer-causing activity and it does not promote allergic tendencies.  Common allergies are not increased with its' use.

Most DMSO is excreted in the urine, while a small amount is excreted as dimethyl sulfide through skin and in the breath.  Thus the common complaint of bad breath and odor.  Dimethyl sulfide is also found naturally in tea, coffee, asparagus, tomatoes, cooked corn, milk and clams.

Make sure the skin is clean, dry and unbroken for topical use.  Make sure heavy metals or insecticides have not been allowed to dry on, or coat the skin.  DMSO's transdermal qualities could carry these toxic agents through the skin into the tissue below.

4.)  Why mix DMSO with Aloe? 
 Aloe Vera is a transparent gel that comes from the cactus like leaf of the aloe plant.  It should be used with each application of DMSO to prevent skin irritation.  Aloe Vera is also known for it's healing properties on burns, which are not unlike the scar/plaque found in association with Peyronie's.  Dr. Morton Walker recommends using Aloe Vera with DMSO in any topical application.

 5.) What Kind of SSKI/Iodine Should I Use with DMSO?   

This has been an area of confusion and contention.  I had to read 2 books on Iodine to finally come to a conclusion about what would be the most effective source of Iodine.   "Iodine, why you need it" by David Brownstein, M.D. and the 2nd book, "The Iodine Crisis" by Lynn Farrow, are the 2 books I read.  

 They both recommend using Lugol's solution, because the mix of Iodine and Potassium Iodide (SSKI) provide the most effective blend.  Two drops of Lugol's solution contain 5 mg. of Iodine and 7.5 m.g. of Iodide.  Dr. Lugol found that potassium iodide added to water increased the solubility of iodine in water.

6.) How Long Does DMSO take to Heal Peyronie's?

DMSO is not guaranteed to heal Peyronie's, but it is a potent alternative to taking injections or surgery.  Dr. Morton Walker in his book on DMSO suggests using 50% solution on areas of skin that are tender and vulnerable to irritation.  This is what Dr. Morton says about Peyronie's:  

"For some rare conditions such as Scleroderma or Peyronie's disease (where plaque or strands of dense fibrous tissue encircle the penis, causing deformity and painful erection) the treatment periods are more than a year.  How often you administer DMSO solution depends on the judgement of your doctor and the particular clinical problem."

I believe adding Aloe Vera and Iodine/SSKI to the treatment protocol will hasten remediation and healing, so combined with the other treatment protocols in my plan, you will have a much better chance of improvement and straightening of the penis, than using just one treatment protocol alone.

To learn more about DMSO, read Dr. Morton Walker's book; DMSO Nature's Healer or go online to Dr. Jacob's DMSO institute:


Xiaflex and Doctors

Some of the big questions that come up often about Xiaflex are, "Who should I contact about Xiaflex?" and "What doctors have experience with administering it?"

I suggest you contact Auxilium Pharmaceutical Inc, the manufacturer of Xiaflex and the sponsor of its recent clinical investigations.  For more information,  call the Auxilium Drug Information Center at 1-877-663-0412.

They should be able to refer you to a urologist in your area who participated in the clinical trials and is experienced in its use.  The clinical trials took place at 54  sites in the United States and 10 sites in Australia.

December is when Xiaflex is scheduled to be released.  There was a 3 month delay announced last month by the FDA.  

If you are wondering how severe your Peyronie's disease is there is a questionaire you can fill out at:

New Penis Straightening - Complete Package!

I am so excited about the brand new completely redesigned traction device and treatment plan, by Size Genetics.  This is the ultimate in traction devices specifically designed to give differential traction for sufferers of Peyronie's.  Not only have they redesigned the traction device, but they have put together a complete package that includes everything in one shipment.  This is the ultimate package that makes everything available in one place.

Here is what Size Genetics has done:  

Medical Type 1 Peyronies Traction Device
Clinically tested and proven to correct penis curvatures, this unique device is not available from anywhere else and was specifically developed to help with penis curvatures.

European manufactured, a registered Medical Type 1 device and exceptional quality. 

Directional Noose Directional Noose Straightening™
The device helps with curvatures from all directions (left, right, up and down). Use the Directional Noose Straigthening™ system if you wish to add extra tension to a left or right curve.

Multi Head™
Another first, to facilitate Directional Noose Straightening™ we have introduced Multi Head™ which allows you to choose from 2 different types of head – again choose the one which is perfect for you

Perfect Grip™ System
Grip is important. You will only straighten your penis if there is adequate tension when using the device, and secondly if you feel comfortable while wearing it.
Stretch Results
In addition to the redesigned Traction Device they have added these new products for a treatment package:

Massage TechniquesStraight Again™ Massage Techniques
A suite of 20+ massage techniques which are designed to assist with curvature straightening, erection hardness, ejaculation control and length gains.

Every massage technique is expertly demonstrated by an actual customer! Simply copy the techniques while watching the DVD or access step by step instructions in your exclusive membership area. 

Vitamin E OilGo Today™ Vitamin E Oil
Our extra strength, Vitamin E Oil, Go Today™ is one of the cornerstones to any curvature straightening or peyronies treatment plan.

We recommend using with the Straight Again™ Massage Techniques if you are looking to correct your curvature. If you have Peyronies Disease, Go Today™ can also be applied directly to scar tissue.

Extreme AminoExtreme Amino™
A remarkable combination of L-Arginine HCI , Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL and Vitamin E Acectate with Piperine 95% makes Extreme Amino™ the ultimate must have product for anybody suffering from Peyronies Disease.

All 3 of the main ingredients are well known Peyronies Disease ingredients, provided in the optimum daily dose with Piperine 95% which as been shown to increase absorption of the active ingredients by up to 60%. More absorption, better results. 

Enzyme P500Enzyme P500™
A 10 ingredient formula, including the remarkable Serrapeptase, Nattokinase and Lipase which are designed to help reduce scar tissue and thus help correct curvature.

Use in combination with The Peyronies Device™ for the quickest possible results.

CoQ10CoQ10 Enzyme+™
The ultimate CoQ10 formula for those with Peyronies Disease. Includes a massive 100mg per serving of the finest Coenzyme Q10 and a further 50mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Combine this with Piperine 95% which has been shown to increase absorption of the active ingredients by 60% and you have a fantastic supplement – designed to speed up your results. 

Free rapid delivery  GLOBAL Guarantee (6 Months)
To help protect your rights, they have invested in a GLOBAL guarantee.
This means that if this device does not do as promised, you can apply for a complete refund of your costs within 6 months of receiving it, regardless of where you are in the world.

The cost for the complete plan is only  $399.00,  this is discounted 24% from the retail price of $529.95.  To order the package go to:

Comfort Modifications and Adjustments for Traditional Penis Traction Devices

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Traction Device for Peyronie's

Andro-Medical has developed a penis traction device that is specifically designed to provide differential traction.  It is called the Andro-Peyronie traction device. The illustration at the right shows how it was designed to hold the penis.  They are available in three systems, ranging in price from $ 249.95 to $298.00

Andropeyronie components
Andropeyronie® device 1 unit
Aluminium Rods
Androsilicone® 2 units
Androcomfort® band 2 units
Androtop® for Androsilicone® 2 units
Androtop® for Androcomfort® band 2 units
Androring® 2 units
Instructions Booklet in 8 languages
Instructions CD in 27 languages for computer use
Quick Guide in 8 languages
Androsupport guide

User Requirements:

  • Penis size of at least 3.2 inches (8 cm) in erection.
  • Age between 18 and 65 years.
  • Dedication to the treatment.

Technical Specifications:

  • Andropeyronie has a special part which makes the difference from other penis enhancement devices. Its additional holes in the upper support allow the attachment of penis with any curvature degree and type.

Click here to do to  their website:

Updated Peyronie's Book Available for Free

I have updated the content in my e-handbook and it is available for free.  No Strings Attached.  I'm not even trying to build up a email subscription list or get any information from you.  Peyronie's is far too private of a condition, and I wouldn't want anybody to not read it because they were afraid of giving out their email or personal information.

You can read my e-handbook by clicking on the link below.  Just scroll down and click on the picture in the box at the bottom left:
Feel free to read the book at the hosting site, you can download it to your computer, or print it out and read it at your leisure, and share the content with your doctor.  

Check Out This Site: "Penis Implant Surgery after Peyronies" - A Personal Experience

I receive a lot of emails from men, and sometimes their wives or partners.  Most are asking questions about details of what I did in my own treatment of Peyronies.  Some share their heartbreaks, and terrible situations.  When I reply and tell someone that I will remember them in my prayers, I do that, I pray for them.  My desire is that anyone trapped in this situation would find recovery and healing.  Many men thank me for the website and tell me how much it means to them.  That always feels so great and validates, what I am doing here.

Anyway, my wife and I were working with a video crew on a still secret public awareness project, that we are not yet free to elaborate on.   

That's kind of an oxymoron - secret/public awareness, almost sounds like the government.  Anyway, I digress, from that video project another man contacted me through email, and told me that he had gone through all of the turmoil, fear and anguish that Peyronie's causes in our lives.  After interminable suffering and treatment, he was unsuccessful.  He was left with irreparable E.D. and deformity.  His life was shattered.

Sounds bleak doesn't it?  Well he moved on and had penis implant surgery.  It was not only spectacularly successful, but he went public with it and posted a blog. 

Here is an excerpt from Jack's blog: 
My recovery has been a great gift from God. It restored the pleasure of marital sex that God intended for us to have. I fully believe that marital intercourse is a gift of pleasure from God. 

It would be great if all of you reading this, would go check out his story and how he is ministering to men and couples that have lost hope.  His blog is inspirational and I am happy to share this with you.

Read Jack's story here: