Acethyl – L- carnitine (ALCAR)
We use Acethyl -L – Carnitine TEST
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine: is a acetylated form of L-Carnitine. It is claimed to provide a number of benefits, including life extension. When ingested together with lipoic acid, it seems to undo some of the damage to the mitochondria, which are associated with aging. It keeps the mind clear. Acethyl L- Carnitine is more easily absorbed into the brain than L-Carnitine.
L-Carnitine, often called only Carnitine, is a non-essential amino acid produced from the essential amino acids methionine and lysine in the liver, brain and kidneys. It is also obtained through the diet.
Carnitine is needed to convert fatty acids into energy. Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound that is biologically synthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine. In living cells it is necessary for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol in the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) to generate metabolic energy.
Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of Carnitine.
- L-Carnitine: this is the most available and least expensive. In some cases, L-Carnitine can be obtained by prescription or administered intravenously by an expert.
- D-Carnitine: this is the enantiomeer of L-Carnitine and is biologically inactive. Avoid using the D or mixed DL form of Carnitine. D and DL-Carnitine can interfere with the body's self-produced L-Carnitine and can thus cause a relative shortage of Carnitine.
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