- What is this product?
This product combines two important compounds which support metabolic energy for cellular vitality and overall health. Acetyl-l-carnitine is a derivative of l-carnitine, a powerful antioxidant that plays a significant role transporting long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria of cells as fuel to generate cellular energy. Alpha-lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant, soluble in both fat and water.
- What are the health benefits of Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Acetyl l-Carnitine?
Alpha-lipoic acid has been studied for a long list of potential benefits, from supporting a healthy cardiovascular system to supporting healthy metabolism. It helps recycle vitamins E and C back into antioxidants after they have been used. It supports healthy immune and liver function. It is critical to the process of bringing blood sugar into the cells to be converted into metabolic energy. And perhaps most importantly, alpha-lipoic acid is a coenzyme that assists in the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl-coenzyme A, which is the beginning point for the Krebs cycle production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for cellular energy. Acetyl-l-carnitine is the most bioavailable form of carnitine. It supports the body’s synthesis of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter critical for brain function. In human studies, supplemental acetyl-l-carnitine was shown to support attention and memory. Acetyl-l-carnitine also efficiently transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are converted into ATP, the energy molecule. In preclinical studies, acetyl-l-carnitine was combined with lipoic acid, resulting in significant improvement in memory. Research indicates that the two “tune up” the mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that power all cells.
- What is the advantage of having two energy molecules working together?
We don’t think about it every day, but each individual cell in your body needs to create its own energy in order to perform the complex work that is required to keep you healthy. Alpha-Lipoic Acid and Acetyl l-Carnitine combined in one tablet provide powerhouse compounds scientifically shown to support cellular energy, function and health and provide anti-aging benefits for the brain and cardiovascular system.