Doctor's Best, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, 500 mg, 120 Veggie Caps
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- Science-Based Nutrition
- Dietary Supplement
- Biosint Carnitines
- Helps Promote Healthy Mood
- Non-GMO and Gluten Free
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the body and is fundamentally important for energy generation by the mitochondria "energy factories" in our cells. The acetyl part of the molecule can be used to make acetylcholine, a key chemical messenger in the brain and all the other organs. ALC also is involved in regulating gene activity (epigenetics) and is a versatile protective nutrients for the nervous system.
- Essential for generating energy from foods
- Helps preserve nerve structure and function
- Helps promote healthy mood.
Take 2 capsules per day with meals. For additional benefit take 4 capsules per day, or more, as recommended by a nutritionally-informed physician.
Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), magnesium silicate, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, stearic acid.
Non-GMO and gluten free
Store in a cool dry place.
|Serving Size: 2 capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 60 servings|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Acetyl-L-Carnitine (from Biosint Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI)||1000 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
Acetyl L-Carnitine is advanced form of L-Carnitine works much better than L-Carnitine. Acetyl L-Carnitine improves the immune system, energy production and weight loss by moving your fats to the mitochondria to product energy, is anti-aging by slowing the natural aging process, boosts the brain function and mental energy through numerous ways and shown to slow/reverse neurodegenerative diseases. It’s a powerful antioxidant that is fat and liquid soluble, meaning that it can easily reach most parts of the body, including crossing the blood brain barrier. Unlike most supplements, Acetyl L-Carntine shows its benefits, like better focus and sharpness almost instantly (usually within 1-2 hours). It’s also a good way to show supplement sceptics that supplement works and are impatient to wait for the long term benefits. The price is the most competitive as well.The caps are made of gelatine (not for vegetarian), normal size and easy to swallow. Personally, I find that I no longer have mental fog and can concentrate for a long time. I also find myself remembering names and things that I am suppose to have forgotten more than 10 years! The suggested dosage is 1-4 capsules. Personally, it’s hard for me to recommend. You probably have to try trial and error. For me, 2 capsules daily are just right. 4 capsules tend to cause overstimulation for me. Taking it too close to sleeping time also makes it difficult to fall asleep. Exercising is a lot easier and my timing for running has definitely improved a lot. Weight maintenance is much easier as you get the energy to go for more workouts. I think the only downside of Acetyl L-Carnitine is that once you get so used to the benefits, you will feel very sluggish and more tired if you stop taking it. However, this is no reason to stop taking! Note that the supplements do contain many flow agents or binders etc. Check out my page for more reviews!
I have been taking 2 tablets a day for a few months. One in the morning and the other in the afternoon. I will say, my mind is sharper and my memory is a bit better. It is also good for muscles including the heart. Give it a few weeks before you judge it. Do not take it too late in the day or it may impact your sleep. If you found this review helpful, kindly visit my iHerb home page by clicking on my handle name above. There you can read my other value added reviews. Peace and good health.
Posted by 5655246100354026249 on May 03, 2016
Posted by 5548121174388249802 on Aug 19, 2015
when I received it , all the softgels glued together , I know they are family, But I need it one by one....... It's Very inconvenient
Good for energy
Posted by Reviewer1876891 on Apr 21, 2015
Carnitine is also good for the brain and it can speed up the metabolic process. However, there is some research that states if overused it can actually slow down metabolism, so be watchful.
my 2nd bottle
Posted by lyferus on Apr 15, 2015
Keeps me Awake, gave me the boost i need in the morning and it provides me really good burst as a pre work out.
carnitine: Dr Oz warns against taking it
Posted by Reviewer2631717 on Feb 11, 2015
I watched an episode in which Dr Oz explained, with a heart specialist, that latest research shows that this will change in your intestine into a substance that sticks to your arteries, eventually clogging them causing strokes and heart attack. When I tried to return the bottle, it was refused because it is already open. Now the manufacturers are up to it and are saying l- carnitive is safe if you don't eat lots of red meat: steaks, roasts, and hamburgers = that's anti-amerikano!