What Is It?
Acetyl-l-carnitine is the acetylated form of l-carnitine. The
two compounds share similar energy and metabolism
promoting properties. Found naturally in the body,
acetyl-l-carnitine supports the availability of acetyl-CoA,
an important energy generating metabolite. In addition, it
supports proper mitochondrial function and cell
membrane stability. The acetyl group from acetyl-l-carnitine
is also responsible for the production of acetylcholine,
an important neurotransmitter for optimal mental
Uses For Acetyl-l-Carnitine
Support For Cognitive Function, Memory, And Emotional
Well-Being: The efficacy of long-term acetyl-l-carnitine
supplementation was determined in a double blind,
placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 130 elderly
individuals for a one-year period. In this trial,
acetyl-l-carnitine demonstrated the ability to slow
negative cognitive changes, and supported memory and
attention. In another randomized double blind study,
three-month acetyl-l-carnitine supplementation provided
statistically significant support for mental function,
including memory and attention, compared to placebo.
A multicenter trial of 481 volunteers showed significant
memory, behavioral and emotional support with
acetyl-l-carnitine supplementation. In an evaluation of 28
elderly individuals using acetyl-l-carnitine or placebo, the
supplemented group experienced enhanced emotional
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations Acetyl-l-carnitine consists of
acetyl-l-carnitine HCl, a synthetically derived amino acid.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
each vegetable capsule containsacetyl-l-carnitine HCl .................................................................... 250 mg.vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)...................................................... 8 mg.(hypo-allergenic plant fiber added to complete capsule volume requirement)
Pure Encapsulations recommends 500-1,000 mg acetyl-lcarnitine per day, in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Gastrointestinal upset and skin rash have been reported in sensitive individuals.Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.
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