Acetyl L-Carnitine - Select 500 mg capsules or 750 mg tablets or Pure Powder - by NOW Foods
(ALC) is a stabilized form of the amino acid metabolite L-Carnitine and is utilized in the same manner in the body. ALC plays an important role in the transfer and utilization of long-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are then subjected to beta-oxidation for the production of energy. Since levels of this nutrient decline with age, supplementation is key to receive adequate amounts.
What is Carnitine and where does it come from?
Carnitine is classified as an amino acid, although it is not an amino acid in the classic sense. Amino acids are generally used by the body for protein synthesis and/or as a neurotransmitter. Carnitine, which is closely related to B vitamins, is primarily used to facilitate the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria of cells for energy production. This process provides muscular energy by burning fat, and also prevents fatty build-up around vital organs. Muscle cells that use the most energy, particularly the heart, can benefit by having adequate carnitine levels.
Natural Carnitine is found primarily in red meat, so vegetarians may need to supplement to ensure healthy levels in their bodies. Our Carnitine is natural form product, synthesized in a laboratory by bacterial cultures, and is vegetarian due to the absence of any animal sources or by-products. NOW carnitine products are in the same form found in nature, L-Carnitine, with no detectable levels of synthetic D-Carnitine.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
NOW® Acetyl-L-Carnitine is Pharmaceutical Grade (USP).
L-Carnipure® is a registered trademark of Lonza, Ltd.
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.