Acetyl L-Carnitine plays several important roles in the human body. Its main function is to carry fatty acids into mitochondria. Mitochondria are often referred to as cellular power plants because they convert food molecules into energy. Without Acetyl L-Carnitine, fatty acids cannot enter into mitochondria. Therefore, the acetyl group of Acetyl L-Carnitine is important in the generation of energy from fats and facilitates this process.
Acetyl L-Carnitine supplementation has been demonstrated to be a neuroprotective agent, especially for memory function in aging and for the support of blood flow into the brain. In addition, because the heart uses fat as its primary energy source, Acetyl L-Carnitine may have cardio-protective qualities that beneficially affect heart functions.
Lastly, because oxidative mitochondrial decay is often a major contributor to aging, the supplementation of Acetyl L-Carnitine may also offer anti-aging benefits. Health Functions:
Brain/Cognitive Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (from Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl) (Carnipure) 500 mg
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Cellulose.
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily as needed. For intensive use, take up to 6 capsules daily under the supervision of a health care practitioner. Caution:
Several pharmaceutical medications may increase the need for acetyl-l-carnitine, including AZT, Isotretinoin, and Valproic Acid. In addition, ALC may affect the body's metabolism of Doxorubicin. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.