Life Extension Optimized Carnitine contains three forms of advanced carnitine to optimize cellular energy production for a healthy heart, brain, and for exercise recovery.
This is the form of carnitine that is chiefly involved in moving fat molecules across the mitochondrial membrane. It crosses into the brain from the bloodstream and provides additional energy directly to brain cells.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine Arginate (ACA)
is molecularly bonded to the amino acid arginine. ACA induces the outgrowth of the tiny but essential nerve cell protrusions called neurites that underpin memory formation and learning.
Research has shown that Propionyl-L-Carnitine (PLC) plays an important role in protecting the function and health of endothelial cells. It has shown to help correct an imbalance between the production and utilization of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency used throughout the body. This suggests that PLC may optimize cardiac performance by enhancing energy metabolism and increasing ATP levels. In addition to protecting vascular cells from damage, PLC optimizes endothelial function by increasing the production of vaso-dilating nitric oxide. As a result of its mechanisms of action, PLC can help improve physical performance, male sexual function, and general fatigue.
Take two (2) capsules once or twice daily, or as recommended by your doctor. This product can be taken on an empty stomach with water or juice in the morning in divided doses, or all at one time.
Serving Size: 2 Vegetable Caps
Servings Per Container: 30
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI 800mg
Acetyl L-Carnitine Arginate Di-HCI 300mg
Glycine Propionyl L-Carnitine HCI 300mg
*Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your values may be hgiher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
*Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), discalcium phosphate, stearic acid, silica
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Jacobs PL, Goldstein ER. Long-term glycine propionyl-l-carnitine supplemention and paradoxical effects on repeated anaerobic sprint performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010;7:35. Published 2010 Oct 28. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-7-35
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