Acetyl L-Carnitine

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Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) is formed by adding an acetyl group to the amino acid, L-carnitine, which plays an important role in the production of energy. ALC is made in the brain, liver and kidneys. It supports the production of acetylcholine, which is an important neurotransmitter in the body that helps regulate activities of vital organs and blood vessels, and the transmission between nerves and muscles.


  • Helps support the generation of cellular energy
  • Supports mental energy and focus
  • Helps balance mood
  • Helps protect the brain and nervous system
  • Helps support the health of brain cells affected by occasional stress
  • Encourages proper neurotransmitter production

Take 1 cap per day, or as directed by your health care professional.


Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) is a natural component of our brain’s chemistry and promotes production of acetylcholine, the most abundant neurotransmitter in the brain. The body makes ALC in small amounts, but as we age, levels decline. ALC is a form of L-carnitine, an amino acid derivative that helps the body produce energy. However, slightly altering the chemical structure of this nutrient (adding the “acetyl” group), helps it work differently in the body to support both brain health and energy production.


Brain Health

Acetyl L-Carnitine is structurally similar to acetylcholine and may help facilitate its production and maintenance of optimal levels. Acetylcholine is involved in supporting memory, focus, and learning. It also serves to regulate activities of vital organs and blood vessels, as well as communication between nerves and muscles. ALC can help support the repair of cells in the brain and nervous system that have been damaged by stress and poor diet.*

Energy Production

L-Carnitine, (not the ALC form) is required to help escort fats into the part of the cell where they are burned and converted into energy (the mitochondria), thereby supporting energy production and weight management. Acetyl L-Carnitine works differently. Because the unique “acetyl” molecule allows this compound to work differently in the body, ALC may support energy production within brain cells, aiding in mental clarity, focus, and stamina.

Healthy Moods

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine is important for a healthy, balanced mood. Acetyl L-carnitine not only supports a healthy mood by encouraging normal acetylcholine levels, but also by supporting energy production and delivery to brain cells. Energized brain cells communicate better with each other and with the rest of the body, leading to a healthier mood.*


† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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