Studies related to Cortisol and L-Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine in Aged Subjects with Major Depression: Clinical Efficacy and Effects on the Circadian Rhythm of Cortisol
Effect Decrease
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 30
Sex Male
Age Range 65+
Notes for this study:
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 30 elderly participants with major depression took 2 g of acetyl-l-carnitine or placebo for 40 days.

Depression was reduced more in the carnitine group, while there was generally less cortisol secretion as well.