Max's Lab Series Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a potent amino acid that is formulated to help users gain more energy and promote metabolism. Each capsule is easy to consume and acts as a metabolic support as well as an energy booster for better physical performance. Additionally, Acetyl L-Carnitine is in a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine that may exhibit antioxidant function and help maintain healthy cellular energy metabolism to support brain function.
All About Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ACL) is the acetyl ester of the amino acid L-carnitine, which transports fats into the mitochondria. In the mitochondria these fats are converted to an energy source. It is a nutrient and naturally occurring metabolite that is involved in lipid, carbohydrate and protein, metabolism. ALC is naturally present in the human body. The heart, brain, the muscles, and the testicles contain considerable concentrations of ALC but its levels are dramatically reduced as we age.
Though closely related to L-carnitine, ALC is suggested to surpass the metabolic strength of carnitine. ALC is a source of precious acetyl groups that facilitate energetic pathways. Acetyls from ALC can be combined with coenzyme A (the metabolized form of the vitamin pantothenic acid) to create Acetyl-Coenzyme A (A-CoA). It is the A-CoA acting within the Krebs cycle that helps to generate ATP.
The bottom line is that ALC may support improved energy and endurance in physical performance. ALC represents a substance, which is a high energy storage compound. Research has surmised that ALC may increase the amount of ATP produced in the body for energy.