L-Carnitine, a derivative of amino acids, is found in nearly all body cells. Its main role is to turn fat into energy by assisting in the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of our cells.
Under normal circumstances, it is produced by our bodies. However, aging causes a decline in the production of cell energy.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is a form of L-carnitine that helps to decrease the effects associated with aging. Acetyl-L-carnitine and L-carnitine are absorbed into the bloodstream efficiently. Both of them are effective at promoting the burning of fatty acids for energy production and being efficiently used by cells.
This form of carnitine can also cross the blood-brain barrier and guard against oxidative damage and against toxins, like Amyloid-beta peptide, in the brain. It may support youthful memory function, improve mitochondrial structure and function, inhibit age-related oxidative damage and restore the activity of key enzymes.
Acetyl-L-carnitine can also have wide-ranging benefits for nervous system wellness, including the central and peripheral nervous systems, and cognitive health, as well as positive mood. It has been shown to promote peripheral nervous system comfort, support healthy mood, energy and overall well-being.