The amino acid L-carnitine is well known for its key role in the burning of fats. Specifically, L-carnitine transports fatty acids to the innermost section of the mitochondria (the cellular powerplants for energy) where they are used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of the body.
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ACL) is the acetyl ester of the amino acid L-carnitine, which transports fats into the mitochondria.* In the mitochondria these fats are converted to an energy source. It is a nutrient and naturally occurring metabolite that is involved in lipid, carbohydrate and protein, metabolism.* ALC is naturally present in the human body. The heart, brain, the muscles, and the testicles contain considerable concentrations of ALC but its levels are dramatically reduced as we age.
Though closely related to L-carnitine, ALC is suggested to surpass the metabolic strength of carnitine. ALC is a source of precious acetyl groups that facilitate energetic pathways. Acetyls from ALC can be combined with coenzyme A (the metabolized form of the vitamin pantothenic acid) to create Acetyl-Coenzyme A (A-CoA). It is the A-CoA acting within the Krebs cycle that helps to generate ATP.
The bottom line is that ALC may support improved energy and endurance in physical performance.* ALC represents a substance, which is a high energy storage compound. Research has surmised that ALC may increase the amount of ATP produced in the body for energy.*
Recent research has elevated ALC to one of the premiere healthy-aging compounds, especially in relation to brain and nervous system support.*
- Promote Energy & Endurance in Physical Performance*
- Metabolic Strength*
- Increase ATP Support for Energy*
- Premier Healthy-Aging Compound*