Acetylcarnitine (acetyl L-carnitine, ALC, ALCAR) – it is an acetylated form of L-carnitine. This compound plays a role of a donor of acetyl groups in the acetylcholine production – a very important neuromediator. L-carnitine itself shows numerous beneficial properties, but it has been proven that acetylcarnitine has a much wider application and higher bioavailability, mainly because it can cross the blood-brain barrier.
Acetylcarnitine is responsible for the regulation of metabolism (it accelerates transport and burning of fatty acids, which affects the production of cellular energy), so it can effectively support the process of fat reduction. Moreover, due to its ability to stimulate the secretion of acetylcholine and dopamine, the compound effectively stimulates the nervous system, and this results in improved concentration, good mood and better ability to remember things.
The supplements with acetyl L-carnitine are especially recommended for people who plan to reduce fat tissue, for elderly people who are prone to memory disorders and for all people who are physically or mentally active, are under the influence of stress and exposed to harmful environmental factors.