Acetyl L-Carnitine assists the critical conversion of choline into acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of the most important neurotransmitters necessary for memory, learning, concentration and muscle movement.
INGREDIENTS & DIRECTIONS
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 30
Other Ingredients: sorbitol, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, and magnesium stearate.
Allergies: Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.
Directions: 1 to 2 tablets daily.
Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.
Acetylcholine is the brain's principal neurochemical of thought. Neurons need it to communicate with each other, especially to create and recall memories. Acetylcholine is also involved in muscular coordination. At neuromuscular junctions throughout the body, it tells muscles when to contract. But the efficiency of cells that use acetylcholine naturally declines with age, partly because of decreased activity of the enzyme that synthesizes this neurotransmitter.
Neurotransmitter Production: Acetylcholine is created when the enzyme choline acetyl transferase (CAT) attaches an acetyl group to a choline molecule. CAT activity is heightened by acetyl-l-carnitine, which donates its acetyl group. Acetyl-l-carnitine is made in small amounts naturally in the body, but its production begins to decline in midlife. In well-controlled human studies, supplemental acetyl-l-carnitine slowed the progress of mental decline by notably improving attention and memory. When supplemental acetyl-l-carnitine was combined with lipoic acid (a powerful natural antioxidant), significant improvement in memory was seen in animals. Researchers said that together the two chemicals "tune up" the mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that power all cells. Mitochondrial decay is believed to be the primary reason for age-related deterioration of cognitive function and energy levels.
Cellular Energy and Protection: As the active form of l-carnitine, acetyl l-carnitine efficiently transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are converted into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy molecule. Animal studies suggest that supplemental acetyl l-carnitine has a positive effect on energy generation as well as on the structural integrity of aging mitochondria. By supporting fatty acid metabolism, acetyl l-carnitine also helps reduce lipofuscin, a metabolic waste product composed of damaged proteins and rancid fats. The brown "liver spots" on some elderly hands are composed of this aging pigment that gradually builds up in cells of the heart, liver, brain, and lens of the eye.
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