As a true vitamin junkie (who has become a tad lazy about taking them since time is of the essence with a 2 year old…) it would be remiss of me not to spread the word about Acetyl-L-Carnitine – one of my most effective weapons in my anti-aging arsenal.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is the biologically active form of the amino acid L-carnitine and protects cells throughout the body against age-related degeneration. Acetyl-L-carnitine has been shown to maintain immune competence and reduce the formation of a cell-clogging pigment called lipofuscin.
The most important anti-aging effect of acetyl-L-carnitine, however, is to work with coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid to maintain the function of the mitochondria (the cell’s power producers – they convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell). When the mitochondria function dwindles, degenerative disease becomes an inevitable consequence.
Newly published research shows this amino acid may be even more effective than previously shown. The optimal dose range of acetyl-L-carnitine for healthy people is 1000 mg to 2000 mg day.
A plethora of published studies on acetyl-L-carnitine has heightened our awareness of the multi-faceted benefits of this amino acid. Published research shows acetyl-L-carnitine is critical to youthful cellular function in the brain, heart, liver, peripheral nerve and immune system. Supplementation with acetyl-L-carnitine becomes an even greater consideration when we realize the potential anti-aging effects this amino acid may produce when taken in combination with coQ10 and alpha lipoic acid.
Carnitine is found mainly in meat and dairy products, more specifically red meat. Fruits, vegetables, grains and eggs contain very small amounts.
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