(ALC) is a naturally occurring substance that is necessary for the utilization of fats for energy. ALCs primary function is to chaperone fatty acid molecules into the mitochondria so that they can be converted into ATP, the form of chemical energy used by cells. In addition to fatty acid metabolism, ALC is critical for the maintenance of membrane structures, indirectly participating in the efficiency of signaling mechanisms.
Another function of ALC is to assist in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which plays an important role in learning and memory. Numerous scientific studies have found that ALC is especially important for the healthy function of brain and neuronal tissues, by providing protection for these structures, as well as through its ability to support optimal neurotransmitter activity.Acetyl-L-Carnitine
- Helps to support aging,
- Helps to promote healthy function of the brain and neuronal tissues
- Helps to facilitate the transfer of long chain fatty acids into mitochondria.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily a needed. For intensive use, take up to 6 capsules daily under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.
Cautions / Interactions: Several pharmaceutical medications may increase the need for Acetyl-L-Carnitine, including AZT, Isotretinoin, and Valproic Acid. In addition, ALC may affect the bodys metabolism of Doxorubicin.