Not to be confused with the amino acid L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine acts in particular on the cardiovascular system, while Acetyl-L-Carnitine (LAC) acts mainly on the brain and nervous system.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine. It can cross the blood-brain barrier, being ideal for promoting neurological health. Acetyl-L-Carnitine has antioxidant activity and is important for brain function, producing energy at the cellular level.
Enzymes and cellular transporters quickly convert carnitine to the desired shape and transport it to tissues. Carnitine and its derivatives play a key role in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins and energy production, being critical components for mitochondrial metabolism. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (LAC) is the most important derivative of carnitine and apears naturally in the body. Because LAC is considered to have higher bioavailability and therefore has the ability to cross neurological membranes, it is the preferred form for promoting neurological health.
Carnitine levels and its derivatives are essential for normal biological functioning. Carnitine is present in diets such as red meat and dairy products, and humans can generate carnitine from the amino acids lysine and methionine. However, carnitine deficiency can occur in certain conditions.
ALC has been studied in various conditions, including neurological and cognitive disorders, in cardiovascular disease, and in terms of fatigue and pain associated with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and sciatica.
In the Provita product range, ALC is found in association with Phosphatidyl Serine in the Konig PS 100+ product, especially recommended for memory and cognitive problems.
Ingredients / capsule:
|N-acetyl-L-carnitine hydrochloride (provides 500 mg. N-acetyl-L-carnitine)
|Capsule: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, purified water
|Loading agent: microcrystalline cellulose
|Anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide
|Emulsifier: magnesium salts of vegetable fatty acids
Does not contain: dyes, preservatives or artificial sweeteners, dairy products, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, eggs, fish, seafood, animal products, salt, nuts, or GMOs.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Net weight e = 51,36 g
Recommended way of use for adults: 2 capsules twice a day, preferably during meals, or as recommended by a health care practitioner.
Warnings and precautions:
- If you experience a state of arousal or insomnia, and it persists or worsens, stop using the supplement.
- Consult a specialist before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you need to follow a high-protein diet or if you suffer from epilepsy, liver or kidney problems.
- Do not exceed recommended dose for daily consumption.
- Dietary supplements do not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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