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Acetyl L'Carnitine

L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid metabolized from Lysine and Methionine. Together with exercise and a healthy diet, Olympian Labs Acetyl L-Carnitine supports your exercise program for a lean body.

The Acetyl attached to the L-Carnitine molecule allows it to travel from the central nervous system through the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain, where it acts as a powerful antioxidant. The supplement is more rapidly absorbed into your system while it helps produce both energy and important neurotransmitters.

  • Supports Memory, Alertness & Mental Focus
  • Helps Maintain Energy Levels
  • Endurance and Stamina Support
  • Stimulant-Free Fat Burner

 

60 Capsules

 

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Olympian Labs Acetyl L-Carnitine, also known as acetylcarnitine or ALCAR, is an advanced form of L-Carnitine.

The Acetyl attached to the L-Carnitine molecule allows it to travel from the central nervous system through the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain, where it acts as a powerful antioxidant. The supplement is more rapidly absorbed into your system while it helps produce both energy and important neurotransmitters. This is why research suggests Acetyl L-Carnitine helps support memory, alertness & mental focus in addition to the benefits of L-Carnitine.

L-Carnitine transports fatty acids into the cells' fuel burning centers (mitochondria) for the generation of metabolic energy. The highest concentrations of carnitine are found in red meat, but eating a large amount of meat to achieve the same levels found in supplements also introduces large amounts of unwanted fats and calories.

There is significant research on L-Carnitines role in supporting heart health and skeletal health as well as its role in normal fat loss.

L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid metabolized from Lysine and Methionine. Together with exercise and a healthy diet, Olympian Labs Acetyl L-Carnitine supports your exercise program for a lean body.


ACETYL-CARNITINE VS. L. CARNITINE

SUMMARY:

They are two different forms of the same Amino Acid, but they work differently. The L-Carnitine helps the body convert fat into energy, so it?s typically used by people who are exercising and/or trying to lose weight. The Acetyl L-Carnitine is essentially a processed form of L-Carnitine that can pass the blood-brain barrier to help energize the brain but it can do anything that L-Carnitine can do including burning fat.

 

DISCUSSION:


AcetylL-Carnitine is the preferred form of Carnitine for brain and nerve support because the acetyl group enables the molecule to cross the blood-brain barrier more easily and may also provide substrate (acetyl groups) for synthesis of acetylcholine?a primary neurotransmitter in the brain.The Acetyl L-Carnitine helps for converting fat into energy, but much less as a "primary benefit? than the regular L-Carnitine does. It?s like saying that you can eat blueberries for the fiber intake (as that is one benefit of eating berries), but most people take it for the Vitamin C content, as that?s a more prevalent benefit compared to other.

In general, though, the various forms of carnitine which are available (Acetyl l-Carnitine, l-Carnitine Fumarate, GPLC, l-Carnitine Tartrate, ArginoCarn) will provide support for nervous system, cardiovascular system and muscles; even though a specific form may be preferred for a particular function, you?ll still get general support for all functions regardless of the form used. Regular L-Carnitine is often used to support weight loss (along with diet and exercise of course) and enhancement for body-building since it helps to mobilize fat from storage deposits and move it to the mitochondria to burn as energy.

Can You Take L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine at the same time?


I understand is supposed to help your body burn fat for energy, and the other one can help with memory.

Yes, you can certainly take Acetyl L-Carnitine and L-Carnitine during the same day, but they should be taken at different times, since the L-Carnitine should be taken on an empty stomach.You can take these two forms of the amino acid L-carnitine together without risk. Various forms will do double duty for assisting in natural fat burning, cardiovascular support and brain support. However, you are right thatacetyl L-carnitineis the preferred form for memory support because the acetyl- group passes the blood-brain barrier more easily.

Even though it's OK to take both forms, it may not be necessary. Why? BecauseAcetyl L-Carnitineactually does everything that regularL-Carnitinedoes, plus it also can cross the blood/brain barrier and support cognitive functioning while regular L-Carnitine does not.

It is recommended to take the Acetyl L-Carnitine in the morning when you want your brain to be active.

 

 

What is N-Acetyl Carnitine (NAC)?

N-Acetyl Carnitine is simply another name for what is usually marketed as Acetyl L-Carnitine for brain and nerve support. Bear in mind that the abbreviation NAC is also used for N-Acetyl Cysteine, which is a precursor for glutathione synthesis in the body. Sometimes the use of abbreviations in the dietary supplement world can be a little confusing?like ALA used for Alpha Linolenic Acid (an Omega-3 Fatty Acid) and Alpha Lipoic Acid (an antioxidant). You have to be really careful about looking at the context to see what the abbreviation is being used for just to be certain.


As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings per Container: 60

N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCL
Amount Per Serving 500mg

Other Ingredients:
Microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), rice flour, ascorbyl palmitate and silica.

Free Of:

Corn, yeast, barley, gluten, wheat, soy, lactose, all milk products, citrus, fish, egg products, added flavorings, sugars, sweeteners, salt, preservatives, salicylates, artificial colors and coatings.

According to WebMD:
Acetyl-L-carnitine is LIKELY SAFE for most adults. It can cause some side effects including stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and restlessness. It can cause a "fishy" odor of the urine, breath, and sweat.


Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of acetyl-L-carnitine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism): There is some concern that acetyl-L-carnitine might interfere with thyroid hormone. Don't use acetyl-L-carnitine if you have an under-active thyroid.

Seizures: An increase in the number or seriousness of seizures has been reported in people with a history of seizures who have used L-carnitine by mouth or by IV (intravenously). Since L-carnitine is related to acetyl-L-carnitine, there is a concern that this might also occur with acetyl-L-carnitine. If you have ever had a seizure, don't take acetyl-L-carnitine.

Major Interactions:
Do not take this conbination
Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) interacts with ACETYL-L-CARNITINE

Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) is used to slow blood clotting. Acetyl-L-carnitine might increase the effectiveness of acenocoumarol (Sintrom). Increasing the effectiveness of acenocoumarol (Sintrom) might slow blood clotting too much. The dose of your acenocoumarol (Sintrom) might need to be changed.

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