Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is synthesized from L-carnitine in the brain, liver, and kidney.ALC supports fat metabolism and energy production in the mitochondria.* In addition, ALC supports brain function by enhancing production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.*Taken supplementally, ALC is better absorbed and crosses the blood-brain barrier better than L-carnitine.* Several studies have demonstrated ALC's effectiveness in supporting cognitive health in the elderly, especially if supplementation is begun when mental health is thought to be at risk of declining.* Other studies have shown ALC may be of benefit for maintaining a positive mood in the elderly, possibly by partially inhibiting the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and lowering chronically elevated cortisol levels (which become elevated during stressful situations).*
One Capsule Contains:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (as Acetyl-L-Carnitine Chloride) 500 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Take 1 capsule two to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
ALLERGY WARNINGSThis product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.PREGNANCY WARNINGIf pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONSThere are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) for support of the brain and nerves*