* Pure Encapsulations Acetyl-l-carnitine is the acetylated form of
l-carnitine, and the two compounds share similar energy and metabolism
promoting properties. Found naturally in the body, acetyl-l-carnitine
supports the availability of acetyl-CoA, an important energy generating
metabolite. In addition, it supports healthy mitochondrial function and
cell membrane stability. The acetyl group from acetyl-l-carnitine is
also responsible for production of acetylcholine, an important
neurotransmitter for optimal mental functioning.
The efficacy of
long-term acetyl-l-carnitine supplementation was evaluated in a double
blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 130 elderly
individuals for a one-year period. In this trial, Pure Encapsulations acetyl-l-carnitine
supported healthy cognitive function, memory and attention. In another
randomized double blind study, three-month acetyl-l-carnitine
supplementation provided statistically significant support for mental
function, including memory and attention, compared to placebo.
multicenter trial of 481 volunteers indicated memory, behavioral and
emotional support with acetyl-l-carnitine supplementation. In an
evaluation of 28 elderly individuals using acetyl-l-carnitine or
placebo, the supplemented group experienced enhanced emotional
Pure Encapsulations Acetyl-l-carnitine enhances cellular
energy and neurotransmitter metabolism, supporting memory, emotional
health, and cognitive function.