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 aging.
By facilitating the youthful transport of fatty acids into the cell's mitochondria, acetyl-L-carnitine better converts dietary fats into energy and muscle.
Benefits of acetyl L-caernitine
Acetyl-carnitine's anti-aging contributes to the following areas of the body:
- May have anti-aging effects on heart aging
- Helps in the enhancement of detoxification of ethanol in the liver as well as the unpleasant side effects of detoxification
- Acetyl L-carnitine can support the peripheral nerve system
- Contributes positive effects on the immune system in aging
New research shows that actyl L-carnitine can improve the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine and the uptake of choline, both of which increase learning capacity.
Acetyl L-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.