Acetyl L-Carnitine is a the Carnitine amino acid bonded together in what is called an ” Acetylated” form.
The Acetyl L- Carnitine form is known to bypass the blood-brain ” Barrier” this in effect allows the L-Carnitine to then pass into the bloodstream at a faster rate and higher absorption rate than standard L-Carnitine that has a very poor absorption into the bloodstream at only 14-18 %. Standard L-Carnitine must go through the large intestine for absorption making it extremely poor bioavailability.
Acetyl L-Carnitine has been shown to help boost brain function by almost protecting the Neron pathways but because of its better absorption, it has the ability to shuttle lipids ( Fats ) from the bloodstream to the Mitochondria where it can then be used as a form of Energy.
Other Benefits of Acetyl L-Carnitine are :
- Improving Insulin Sensitivity
- Improves Mental alertness