Solgar Acetyl-L-Carnitine 250 mg is one of Solgar’s premium-quality amino acid range products containing Acetyl-L-Carnitine, a molecule that occurs naturally in the brain, liver, and kidney.
- One of Solgar’s premium-quality amino acid range
- Supports energy levels in brain cells
- Easy to absorb vegetable capsule
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher
- Free from sugar, salt and starch
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is similar to the amino acid, L-Carnitine. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are needed in several internal functions of the body. They are classified as “essential” or “non-essential”, with essential amino acids meaning they cannot be manufactured by the body and must be supplied in the diet to maintain good all-round health. Amino acids can be further used by the body to create hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, antibodies and nutrient carriers. A suboptimal intake of the essential amino acids increases the body’s need for the non-essential amino acids either through diet or supplementation. Foods that increase amino acid intake are meat, beans, cheese and eggs.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is naturally present in the body in the brain, liver, and kidney. Unlike L-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine is able to cross the blood brain barrier and is involved in brain energy metabolism by helping to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria where they can be burned up and be used as fuel.
Solgar Acetyl L-Carnitine is a dietary supplement and naturally occurs in plants and animals. Acetyl L-Carnitine is a powerful antioxidant which has the ability to cross the blood–brain barrier and enter the brain, where it acts as a powerful antioxidant. Studies have shown that benefits may be helpful as far as brain health is concerned as it is structurally similar to the most abundant neurotransmitter in the brain, acetyl-choline. Carnitine levels have been shown to decline with age and deficiency may arise from use of various drugs.
Note: Acetyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. In the case of enhancing brain function, Acetyl-L-Carnitine to l-carnitine. When using in improving cardiovascular health, l-carnitine is considered more appropriate.