Acetyl L-Carnitine is a potent super nutrient that supports the body in the same manner as L-Carnitine, but also has the ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier. Acetyl L- Carnitine supports mental sharpness by stimulating acetlycholine production. It has been shown to help maintain cellular membrane stability, and to promote cell membrane health.
Brain Health and Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Acetyl-L-carnitine more readily crosses the blood-brain barrier than do other forms of L-carnitine, and in the human brain, the acetylation of L-carnitine is a normal event. This is one explanation sometimes given for the greater activity found with acetyl-L-carnitine than other forms of L-carnitine in the brain.
Acetyl-L-carnitine promotes healthy neural levels of acetylcholine, a major neurotransmitter that helps memory and proper brain function. Researchers have discovered that acetyl-L-carnitine acts as an antioxidant within the brain, that it promotes stabilization of cell membranes, enhances energy production within brain cells, and supports the functions of acetylcholine.
Acetyl L-Carnitine Research
Cellular energy production itself produces free radicals that can harm cell structures, including the mitochondria, if the bodys natural antioxidant capacity is low. Acetyl l-carnitine and lipoic acid are both naturally present antioxidants in the body that have been shown to support mitochondrial function and help reduce free radical damage
Acetyl l-carnitine enhances energy production by promoting the transport of fatty acids into the energy-producing units in the cells. In two animal studies from the University of California at Berkeley acetyl l-carnitine significantly benefited mitochondrial health and prmoted increased cellular respiration and membrane health.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving %DV
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL (Biosint™) 500 mg *
* Daily Value not established
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a neuroprotective agent which may support proper mental function by increasing Acetylcholine production as well as cerebral blood flow.
Note: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your health care professional before using this product.
Product & Usage Information:
Daily Use: Take 1 to 3 capsules daily preferably with meals, or as recommended by your health care professional.
Inactive Ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, and magnesium stearate.
Contains No: yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, sugar, salt, or preservatives.
Contraindications: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult physician before use.