Acetyl l Carnatine
Acetyl-L-carnitine is a derivative of the amino acid, L-carnitine. Our bodies use these to help the body turn fat into energy. L-carnitine is made in the human brain, liver, and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine.
What the Research Says
Although L-carnitine is not an essential amino acid, there is incerasing evidence highlighting its important role in a variety of physiologoical functions, such as brain health as well as fertility. If you are concerned about either of these areas, a supplement may be beneficial.
What the Nutritionist says
How It Helps
Acetyl-L-carnitine might slow the rate of Alzheimer's disease progression and improve memory, some measures of cognitive function, and behavioral performance in these patients. It is more likely to show some effect in those with early-onset Alzheimer's disease who are less than 66 years of age and have a faster rate of disease progression and mental decline.
Taking acetyl-L-carnitine orally, in combination with L-carnitine for 3-6 months seems to increase sperm motility in men with infertility. The proposed mechanism is that to acetyl-l-carnitine shuttles energy to your mitochondria, thus helping with movement.