Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Memory Booster

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Can’t remember where you put your car keys? Forgot where you parked your car? Research shows that that the amino acid acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) can boost brain power and improve memory. Its antioxidant properties repair damaged neurons, increasing your memory and capacity to learn. Neurons are nerve cells that transmit information. This amino acid also helps get fatty acids to the mitochondria (aka the “powerhouse” of your body) in your cells that turn fat into energy, thereby further enhancing alertness, focus and concentration. ALC can also help with depression because it helps your body make acetylcholine, a chemical needed for regulating moods. So where can you get ALC? Well, the only food source is animal brains (I know, not so pleasant to contemplate). For me, personally, I think I will take a supplement. Pathway Acetyl-L-Carnitine is 500mg, so one a day is all I need.

If you are currently taking carnitine and think it’s the same, it’s not. ALC is a derivative of carnitine. I recommend carnitine for heart health and muscle strength, and ALC for anti-aging. If you want more information on these supplements, please contact Village Green at 800-869-9159 or check out our website.

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