Acetyl-l-carnitine

There are a number of additional supplements that I take that I believe help with anti aging.These supplements are not widely known about but there has been research done to show that they do slow down the aging process. I recommend  them in addition to the other supplements mentioned already on other pages of my site.I have researched acetyl-l-carnitine and have come to the conclusion that it has potential to slow down the aging process. It is a highly bio available form of carnitine that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. This is important because once it’s in the brain it acts to protect the brain from aging. It is important to protect the brain from free radicals as they can be a cause of brain aging. It can help to improve memory, and has been studied as a possible  treatment for alzheimers disease. Acetyl-l-carnitine may also help with symptoms of depression and may be useful in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and Peyronie’s disease.Also, adding  acetyl-l-carnitine to your daily supplements may help protect the central nervous system and may benefit the heart. Other studies show that it also may slow age-related mental decline other than related to Alzheimer’s.
Another benefit is that it can prevent type 2 diabetes and improve insulin health.

Research with older rats found that giving them high doses of acetyl-L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid helped to reduce mitochondrial decay. The rats also moved about more and improved their performance on memory related tasks. At present there are no equivalent studies of this kind in humans. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study shows that adding acetyl-L-carnitine to your daily supplement intake may improve cognitive function and help prevent brain problems  in older adults such as Alzheimer’s disease. In these studies, subjects took 1.5–3.0 grams/day of acetyl-L-carnitine for 3–12 months.I recommend taking 500mg twice a day to get the benefits from this supplement. It is not an overly expensive supplement so adding it to your daily regime will pay off in the long run to help slow down your brain from aging. The number of people with Alzheimer’s is increasing as people live longer so to help keep your brain sharp I recommend this supplement. I will be writing about other important anti aging supplements in future articles.

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