Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is an ester of the trimethylated amino acid, L-carnitine, and is synthesized in the human brain, liver, and kidney by the enzyme ALC-transferase. Acetyl-L-carnitine facilitates the uptake of acetyl CoA into the mitochondria during fatty acid oxidation, enhances acetylcholine production, and stimulates protein and membrane phospholipid synthesis. ALC, similar in structure to acetylcholine, also exerts a cholinomimetic effect. Studies have shown that ALC may be of benefit in treating Alzheimer's dementia, depression in the elderly, HIV infection, diabetic neuropathies, ischemia and reperfusion of the brain, and cognitive impairment of alcoholism.
Those who take carnitine pills notice an increase in physical energy levels, but not as much mental energy. Acetyl-carnitine has a significantly more immediate and noticeable mental effect than carnitine.
**Each capsule supplies:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine Hydrochloride 500 mg
Other ingredients: Gelatin, water and glycerin.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a carnitine derivative supplying L-Carnitine and acetyl groups. ALC has been shown to have neuroprotective activity. Like L-Carnitine, ALC supports healthy heart function by assisting in the transport of long-chain fatty acids across mitochondrial membranes for bioenergy production.
The acetyl component of Acetyl-L-Carnitine provides for the formation of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter.
Alcetyl-L-Carnitine has been shown (in vitro) to decrease the glycation of lens protein by acetylating crystallins (lens proteins), thereby protecting them from glycation-mediated damage.
RECOMMENDATION: One (1) serving each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a health care professional.
Contains: 90 Capsules