Strong support for brain function, 90 capsules.
We at Nutriscreen Inc. have had
good results with our patientsusing this product and have decided to keep it in stock.
Acetyl L-Carnitine has been used in clinical trials,
giving strong results for cognitive function. A modified form of L-Carnitine, acetyllated L-Carnitine is believed to have cognitive benefits distinct from the non-acetyllated form.
- N-Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl 500mg
- Natural Vegetable
- Ascorbyl Palmitate
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Silicon Dioxide
Acetyl L Carnitine Information
What Is L-Carnitine?
L carnitine is derived
from the lysine and methionine amino acids. It is mainly synthesized in the liver and the kidneys, and must be transported for use to other tissues in the body. It is found in
highest concentration in tissues that use fatty acids as the main dietary fuel, such as the skeletal and cardiac muscles.
One of the key uses of
Acetyl L-Carnitine supplement is for fatty acid oxidation - helping users burn unwanted body fat. Fatty acids are one the key energy sources the body uses, and oxidation
is the process by which they"re broken down to create energy. The fatty acids cannot penetrate the inner mitochondia membrane (where they are burned for energy), and
the key role for L-Carnitine is to transport fatty acids accross the mitochondra membrane to allow for oxidation of the fats.
Sources Of L
Carnitine From Foods
Carnitine plays a fundamental role in energy production, and it is used to support all bodily functions that require
high levels of energy. It is present in many of the foods we eat, such as meats, vegetables, and grains. Typically, it comes in higher concentration in red meats such as
beef and lamb, and in lower concentration (or none) in foods such as white meats and vegetables.
For example, beef has about 145mg of l-carnitine
per every 100 grams, compared to only 2.6mg per every 100grams of mushroom. It"s even less for other vegetables such as carrots with only 0.4mg. Obviously, if
a vegetarian, you"re at a disadvantage for carnitine sources compared to someone who eats meat in their regular diet - making it a very good reason to supplement with
acetyl l carnitine supplements. (see below for deficiency).
Your body can produce a
very small amount of L-Carnitine on a daily basis, with the highest concentrations in the heart and skeletal muscles. In certain conditions, the demand for carnitine may
exceed a person"s ability to synthesize it, thus making it a conditionally essential nutrient.
As said above, individuals who eat little to no meats
(vegetarians) will benefit from supplementation of L-Carnitine. Although deficiencies are uncommon, muscle fatigue, cramping are some signs of possible deficiency.
Generally, deficiency is categorized as primary and secondary carnitine deficiencies.
Primary Carnitine Deficiency
These are relatively rare hereditary disorders, such as:
These deficiencies are generally characterized by low carnitine levels, poor absorption of l-carnitine
from diet, muscle pain, progressive muscle weakness, etc. The myopathic deficiency is less severe than the systemic
- Systemic deficiency
Secondary L Carnitine Deficiency
This form can be hereditary, or acquired, and
generally, there"s is low levels of available l-carnitine. This can be characterized by:
- Increased loss of carnitine
- Insufficient synthesis of carnitine
- Malabsorption from diet
These forms of deficiency are generally rare,
and although vegetable sources contain much less (close to none) L-Carnitine, vegetarians can usually synthesize enough carnitine to prevent deficiency. However,
among pre-mature infants, children, and breast-feeding women, vegetarians are more likely to be deficient.
Some symptoms of deficiency
- Kidneys not functioning properly after exercise
- Weak muscle
- Muscle fatigue and
- Heart irregularities
- (keep in mind: L-Carnitine is found in highest concentrations in the heart and
Acetyl L Carnitine Benefits and Side Effects
There are very few documented
side effects, and they include:
- Increase in blood pressure
- Faster heartbeats
- Large amounts may cause diarrhea
That"s about it, and their occurances are quite rare. As
for benefits of L-Carnitine, there are quite a few:
- L-carnitine plays an important role in energy production
helps in weightloss and fat burner (see next point)
- It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondra to metablize to generate
- Enhance cellular energy in the brain
- Improve mental performance
- Helps slow the effects of
- Decerases symptoms of depression
- Helps prevent cataracts
- Used to support all bodily
functions that have a high energy demand
How much should you take?
Generally, about 2
grams should be taken, and L-carnitine supplements usually come in 250mg and 500mg caps. If you"re looking for Acetyl L Carnitine supplements, follow the links
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