Memory and Heart Health
While acetyl-l-carnitine has a nourishing effect on all neurotransmitters in your brain, it is most noted in scientific research for its benefit to memory. It is well documented that supplemental acetyl-l-carnitine boosts your levels of acetylcholine, your primary neurotransmitter involved with memory. Acetylcholine is also the primary neurotransmitter of your parasympathetic nerves (the relaxed side of your nervous system). These nerves control the vagal nerve tone that is essential for a happy heart rhythm.*
A variety of studies show that acetyl-l-carnitine has a direct benefit to the heart itself. The primary fuel of your heart is fatty acids (not sugar), thus the ability to efficiently burn fat for fuel is needed for normal heart energy production; this process is called beta oxidation. Acetyl-l-carnitine provides carnitine, the specific nutrient your body must have to perform beta oxidation.*
Furthermore, acetyl-l-carnitine helps the heart offset changes that occur during normal aging. In your heart's energy producing engines (mitochondria) is a special fatty structure called cardiolipin, which makes up 20 percent of the fat that naturally occurs in the mitochondrial membrane. As it turns out, cardiolipin stabilizes the function of the energy producing engines. Technically, cardiolipin helps an enzyme, cytochrome c oxidase, direct the natural production of energy. Cardiolipin levels and cytochrome c oxidase levels decline with age, thus reducing the capacity of the heart to produce energy. Acetyl-l-carnitine has been shown to enhance the formation of cardiolipin and the function of cytochrome c oxidase, offsetting this age-related form of wear-and-tear. Acetyl-l-carnitine works synergistically with other energy nutrients (B vitamins, pantethine, Q10, and magnesium) to support natural energy production in the heart.*
Wellness Resources has two supplements that contain acetyl-l-carnitine. One is a 500 mg capsule of Acetyl-L-Carnitine. The other is Stress Helper®, which has 300 mg of acetyl-l-carnitine per capsule along with two other heart friendly nutrients (pantethine and carnosine). Memory and stress issues make extra acetyl-l-carnitine a key part of a cardiovascular support program.*
ALC helps the heart burn fat for fuel, a process known as beta oxidation.* It also helps restore the function of the enzyme cytochrome c oxidase, which in turn promotes normal oxygen uptake and use by cells to make energy. This naturally supports the heart's high energy requirements.*84 90 capsules $24.00 $18.0025% off!