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).
Cost Per Serving: $0.38
Additional notes: Store in cool dry place
Brand: Thorne Research
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 60
|Acetyl-L-Carnitine (as Acetyl-L-Carnitine Chloride)||500 mg||-|
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (as Acetyl-L-Carnitine Chloride)
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 WARNINGS This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY WARNING If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
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