Acetyl L-carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine. It can cross the blood-brain barrier, which makes it an ideal compound for neurological health. It plays a role as an antioxidant and has significant value for heart and brain function. She produces also the energy at the cellular level.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is the most abundant naturally occurring derivative of carnitine. ALC helps the body produce energy at the cellular level; regulates carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism; facilitates fatty acid entry into the mitochondria; and maintains the homeostasis of coenzyme A. ALC also displays potent antioxidant effects and supports repair mechanisms. ALC has been shown to support heart and brain function, muscle movement, and numerous other body processes.
ALC protects and enhances the activity of neurons and transmitters in the mitochondria and reduces oxidative stress. By improving cellular function and effi ciency in the mitochondria, ALC stabilizes the fl uidity and function of cell membranes, and improves energy production. ALC is involved in peripheral nerve regeneration and has shown promise in improving neuropathy. Because ALC is able to cross the blood-brain barrier it is able to exert its neuroprotective effects in the brain. Studies have shown ALC can improve cognitive performance and mood by protecting against oxidative stress and reducing or blocking the neuronal death that occurs with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Supplementation with ALC may be useful in a broad range of conditions, including Alzheimer’s, dementia, age-related memory loss and depression, fatigue, diabetic neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease.
Each capsule contains:
Medicinal ingredient: Acetyl-L-Carnitine (N-Acetyl L-carnitine hydrochloride) - 500 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.
2 capsules twice a day with a meal or as directed by a health practionner.