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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Other Ingredients: Hypromellose and vegetable magnesium stearate.
Free of: Milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat or gluten containing grains, peanuts, and soybeans or soy. (Gluten Free, Soy Free, Non-GMO)
Directions: Adults: Take one (1) capsule daily as a dietary supplement or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Keep bottle tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry place at controlled room temperature 15°C-30°C (59°F-86°F).Do not refrigerate.
Exclusively Formulated and Manufactured in a US cGMP Certified Facility
Are there any allergens in this product?
There are NO allergens in this product.
Is the capsule made from animal gelatin?
No, these capsules are pure Non-GMO vegetable and plant materials. And rest assured we do not test on animals either!
Where is the product made?
This product has been manufactured in a certified cGMP U.S. facility in either New York or Maryland.
Do You Perform Product and Raw Material Testing?
Absolutely YES! Prior to manufacture, we test every single raw material active and inactive, to confirm the identity of each batch of raw material to be used in the finished product. This verified raw material is then lab tested for potency, microbiology, heavy metals, and residual solvents before any use in manufacturing. Finally, all finished products are tested to ensure that the potency is at least 100% of label claim, along with a second round of heavy metal and microbiological testing to make sure that the product is safe for human consumption.
What is magnesium stearate? Why is it added to the supplement?
Magnesium stearate is used in the manufacturing of both supplements and medications as a lubricant or “flow agent” to prevent blockages in the machinery. Being used in the manufacturing process, small amounts make their way into the final product.
Magnesium stearate is found in nature and in our diet, (meat and chocolate are particularly rich sources). Bottom line, the small amount that you will actually consume from supplements or medications is considered negligible.
What is hypromellose? Why is it added to the supplement?
Hypromellose, is a derivative of cellulose, (the main constituent of plant cell walls), used as eye drops for artificial tears and in supplements as an excipient. Hypromellose is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin.
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