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Olympian Labs Acetyl L-Carnitine
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is the ester form of L-Carnitine; a naturally occurring amino acid metabolized from Lysine and Methionine and used extensively by the brain and nervous system. There is a significant amount of research on L-Carnitines role in cardiac and skeletal muscle function and in its role in fat metabolism/loss.
N-Acetyl- L-Carnitines research has focused mainly on its role in brain and nervous system function in regard to the aging process. The older we get, the more likely we are to suffer from cognitive/memory loss. Many nutrients have been studied for their potential in promoting brain health in older adults.
N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine is one of those nutrients. N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine is involved in preventing age-related effects on the brain by protecting neurons from oxidative damage. Research suggests that N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine may have the ability to slow down and perhaps reverse many of the signs of brain aging. N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine benefits mitochondrial efficiency and functions as an antioxidant within the mitochondria, helping neurons maintain optimal energy levels. N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine increases acetylcholine levels in the brain.
Acetylcholine is one of the main neurotransmitters needed for memory. Unfortunately, it is the main neurotransmitter deficiency that occurs with age and this is suggestive of one of the reasons for loss of cognitive abilities, as we get older. N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine appears to be absorbed intact and is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier.
Because of the neuro-protective properties that N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine has demonstrated, studies suggest and researchers are theorizing that neuro-degenerative disorders such as dementia and Alzheimers may be helped by supplementation with N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine to assist in slowing down the progression of these conditions. AIDS patients have also gained relief from pain associated with damage to their neurons due to this virus.
As a dietary supplement take one capsule daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.