- Promotes neurological health and mental energy
- Supports improved learning, attention, long-term memory, and mood
- Improves neuropathy (nerve pain) in certain conditions
- May help improve the symptoms of anxiety
- Helps the body produce energy at the cellular level
Acetyl-L-carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine. It can cross the blood-brain barrier, making it ideal for promoting neurological health. Acetyl-L-carnitine has antioxidant activity and is important for heart and brain function. It also produces energy at the cellular level.
The levels of carnitine and its derivatives are critical to normal biological functioning. Carnitine is present in the diet in red meats and dairy products, and humans can make carnitine from the amino acids lysine and methionine. However, carnitine deficiency can occur with certain conditions.
ALC has been studied in various conditions including neurological and cognitive disorders, and cardiovascular disease, as well as with respect to the fatigue and pain associated with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and sciatica.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is a highly biovailable form of L-carnitine and is able to effectively cross the blood-brain barrier. Acetyl-L-carnitine assists the critical conversion of choline into acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of the most important neurotransmitters necessary for healthy brain function, enhancing physical performance and metabolizing fat. Helps reduce fatigue. Helps support cognitive function in the elderly sub-population.