Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg

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  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a derivative of the amino acid L-Carnitine, with a greater bioavailability due to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, and is important for brain function as well in the production and metabolism of energy.1,2,3,4,5,6 

    While acetyl-L-carnitine is naturally produced in the body, evidence shows that additional supplementation of acetyl-L-carnitine may be beneficial in preventing age-related declines in energy metabolism and cognitive function. More specifically, Acetyl L-Carnitine has a protective affect against amyloid plaques in the brain, which tend to increase with age and can lead to Alzheimer’s.7,8    In addition to protecting the brain from oxidative stress, Acetyl-L-carnitine increases energy production in the form of ATP, accelerating the body’s metabolism and increasing endurance.9,10,11,12  One study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, showed the benefits of Acetyl-L-carnitine supplementation with professional athletes by delaying onset of exhaustion.13

    Health Thru Nutrition’s acetyl-L-carnitine vege-capsules are non-GMO and manufactured in a certified cGMP facility in the USA.  They are available in either 60 or 200 capsule sizes, providing 500mg acetyl-L-carnitine per serving.  


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    13 J Strength Cond Res. 2014 Feb;28(2):514-9