Acetyl-L-carnitine can help the body turn fat into energy, as it plays a vital role in the production of energy from long-chain fatty acids. It can also increase the activity of some nerve cells in the nervous system, making it an excellent addition to any diet.
What is Acetyl-L-carnitine?
Acetyl-L-carnitine, ALCAR or ALC, is an acetylated form of L-carnitine. The human body produces traces of it naturally, but it is also available as a dietary supplement.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is created in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine and is found most abundantly in tissues that use fatty acids as the main fuel, for example, the skeletal and cardiac muscles. Blood plasma esterases break down Acetyl -L-carnitine to carnitine, which then transports those fatty acids to the mitochondria to be broken down for fuel for your cells.
What are the benefits of Acetyl-L-carnitine?
While research on acetyl-L-carnitine has yet to be extensive or conclusive enough to make any definite claims on its benefits, it has been linked to many. The associated health benefits of acetyl-L-carnitine are enough to make us eager to add it to our weight-loss and health-boosting supplements.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is sometimes used in relation to Alzheimer’s disease, as it can improve memory and mental function in those experiencing memory loss. It is believed to slow the progression of this disease and seems to improve the life experience of those who take it for Alzheimer’s.
As previously mentioned, acetyl-L-carnitine improves nerve function. It is therefore considered to reduce nerve pain for those with diabetic neuropathy or MS.
Acetyl-L-carnitine can reduce mental and physical tiredness in older adults. It can also reduce tiredness after exercise, helping recovery. It is also used to treat symptoms of depression, as it can improve your mood.
Lastly, acetyl-L-carnitine can help with male infertility. Taking acetyl-L-carnitine alongside L-carnitine has been shown to increase sperm count and mobility, increasing the likelihood of conception.
Can pregnant and breastfeeding women consume Acetyl-L-carnitine?
Acetyl-L-carnitine is generally considered safe for consumption. However, as there is not enough reliable research on the side effects of taking acetyl-L-carnitine, it is best to stay on the safe side and avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What Rejuvenated products include Acetyl-L-carnitine?
Our Re-Set supplement contains the ideal dose of acetyl-L-carnitine. This formula is designed to promote healthy metabolism, support weight management and increase energy levels. This supplement product makes excellent use of acetyl-L-carnitine to improve your overall health and help you reach your goals.
As our capsules contain several ingredients, we don’t recommend that you take them while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.