Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an acetylated form of L-carnitine with anti-aging, neuroprotective and nootropic effects. It fights fatigue and supports attention, memory, learning and executive function.

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  • The acetylated version of L-Carnitine can cross the blood-brain barrier thereby providing better cognitive benefits[1]
  • In the brain, it originates Acetyl-CoA that can bind to choline to support the production of Acetylcholine[1]
  • Synergistic with choline donors
  • Can support the release of Noradrenaline and Serotonin[2]
  • Supports synaptic plasticity[3]
  • Potent cerebral antioxidant activity[4]
  • Supports  energy production by mitochondria[5]

[1] Nałecz KA, et al (2004). Carnitine: transport and physiological functions in the brain. Mol Aspects Med, 25(5-6):551-67.
[2] Smeland OB, et al (2012). Chronic acetyl-L-carnitine alters brain energy metabolism and increases noradrenaline and serotonin content in healthy mice. Neurochem Int, 61(1):100-7.
[3] Laschi R, et al (1990). Ultrastructural aspects of aging rat hippocampus after long-term administration of acetyl-L-carnitine. Int J Clin Pharmacol Res, 10(1-2):59-63.
[4] Zanelli SA, et al (2005). Mechanisms of ischemic neuroprotection by acetyl-L-carnitine. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1053:153-61.
[5] Reuter SE & Evans AM (2012). Carnitine and acylcarnitines: pharmacokinetic, pharmacological and clinical aspects. Clin Pharmacokinet, 51(9):553-72.