Acetyl carnitine

Carnitine is a derivative of amino acids, found in nearly all body cells.

Its primary role is to turn fat into energy. Acetyl-L-carnitine is a form of L-carnitine that helps decrease the effects of ageing.

By facilitating the youthful transport of fatty acids into the cell's mitochondria, acetyl-L-carnitine better converts dietary fats into energy and muscle.


Acetyl-carnitine's anti-ageing contributes to the following areas of the body:

  • May have antiageing effects on heart ageing.
  • Helps in the enhancement of detoxification of ethanol in the liver as well as the unpleasant side effects of detoxification. 
  • Peripheral nerve system support.
  • Contributes positive effects on the immune system in ageing.

New research shows that Actyl carnitine can improve the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine and the uptake of choline, both of which increase learning capacity.

Acetyl carnitine has been shown to help to maintain brain energy production, phospholipid metabolism and acetyl-coenzyme A levels, the latter being used by the body to re-synthesize acetylcholine.

Supplementation with acetyl-L-carnitine becomes an even greater consideration when we realize the potential antiaging effects this amino acid may produce when taken in combination with coQ10 and alpha lipoic acid.