Horleys Acetyl L-Carnitine, Turn Fat Into Energy
Horleys Acetyl L-Carnitine has a superior bioavailability to L-carnitine
How Acetyl L-Carnitine can help you.
- Assists fat metabolism
- Boosts energy production
- Aids exercise performance
- Improves cognitive function
What is Carnitine?
Carnitine is a conditionally essential nutrient which plays an important role in normal cellular metabolism. It can be obtained from our diet or can be synthesised by our bodies from the amino acids methionine and lysine. It is found predominantly in meat and animal products, with red meat being the best source. Dairy products also contain carnitine but to a lesser extent.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an ester; it is an acetylised form of carnitine and is part of the total body carnitine pool. As a supplement, it has superior bioavailability to L-carnitine. Animal studies point to Acetyl Lcarnitine being more readily released across the intestinal wall into circulation than L-carnitine.
Role of Carnitine in Fat Metabolism
Carnitine plays an important role in the oxidation of fatty acid. It is required for the transport of long chain fatty acids into cell mitochondria where they are used for fuel. It also facilitates the removal of short and medium chain fatty acids which accumulate in the mitochondria as a result of abnormal metabolism. In short, it helps turn fat into energy. Carnitine supplementation has been shown to increase fatty acid oxidation while having no effect on protein breakdown. Acetyl Lcarnitine can substitute for L-carnitine in fat metabolism and also has a number of other unique biological characteristics.
Acetyl L-Carnitine for Sports People
Carnitine has a number of functions in the body that may positively affect exercise performance. It increases blood flow by enhancing fatty acid oxidation in the arterial wall and it detoxifies ammonia, which is a metabolic by-product associated with fatigue.
The acetyl group on ALC may be utilised for production of energy in the Krebs cycle. This frees an important co-factor which is required for the conversion of carbohydrates to energy.
While exercise does not cause carnitine deficiency, acute bouts of training may affect the nature of the carnitine content in muscles. Long term studies where carnitine was supplemented for 6 months at 2g/day showed an increase in muscle carnitine in endurance athletes and sprinters.
Acetyl L-Carnitine Ingredients
Each Acetyl L-Carnitine capsule contains
- 500mg Acetyl Levo-Carnitine Hydrochloride
Recommended dosage: two capsules twice daily (total dosage 2000mg)
- Take two capsules with a glass of water first thing in the morning
- Take another two capsules 60 minutes prior to exercise or alternatively,
- Take a second dose mid-afternoon on an empty stomach
If you are new to using Acetyl L-Carnitine, you may wish to start with just two capsules per day. By Horleys