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Horleys Acetyl L- Carnitine 120 Caps

Horleys Acetyl L- Carnitine 120 Caps
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Horleys Acetyl L-Carnitine is a form of carnitine that is efficiently absorbed and involved in a multitude of metabolic processes in the human body.  Supplementary Acetyl L-Carnitine can assist fat burning and exercise performance and may help improve memory and neural function.
Nutrition Information

Each Acetyl L-Carnitine capsule contributes a neglible calorific value to your diet
Horleys Acetyl L-Carnitine Ingredients

Each capsule contains 500mg Acetyl Levo-Carnitine Hydrochloride
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Horleys Acetyl L-Carnitine RECOMMENDED DOSAGE: two capsules twice daily (total dosage 2000mg)

    Take two capsules with a glass of water first thing in the morning
    Take another two capsules 60 minutes prior to exercise or alternatively,
    Take a second dose mid-afternoon on an empty stomach

If you are new to using Acetyl L-Carnitine, you may wish to start with just two capsules per day.
Best results are achieved in conjunction with a calorie modified diet that is higher in protein, with plenty of vegetables, healthy fats and low G.I. carbohydrate sources.  Four exercise sessions per week of 40 minutes minimum are recommended.


Horleys Acetyl L-Carnitine Acetyl L-Carnitine Ponits:-

    Assists fat metabolism
    Boosts energy production
    Aids exercise performance
    Improves cognitive function

What is it?

Carnitine is a conditionally essential nutrient which plays an important role in normal cellular metabolism. It can be obtained from our diet or can be synthesised by our bodies from the amino acids methionine and lysine. It is found predominantly in meat and animal products, with red meat being the best source. Dairy products also contain carnitine but to a lesser extent.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is an ester; it is an acetylised form of carnitine and is part of the total body carnitine pool. As a supplement, it has superior bioavailability to L-carnitine. Animal studies point to ALC being more readily released across the intestinal wall into circulation than L-carnitine (Rebouche, Ann N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1033:30-41).
Role of Carnitine in Fat Metabolism

Carnitine plays an important role in the oxidation of fatty acid. It is required for the transport of long chain fatty acids into cell mitochondria where they are used for fuel. It also facilitates the removal of short and medium chain fatty acids which accumulate in the mitochondria as a result of abnormal metabolism (Ames & Jiankang Ann N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1033:108-116,2004). In short, it helps turn fat into energy. Carnitine supplementation has been shown to increase fatty acid oxidation while having no effect on protein breakdown (Wutzke et al. Metabolism. Aug 2004; 53(8):1002-6). ALC can substitute for L-carnitine in fat metabolism and also has a number of other unique biological characteristics.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine for Sports People

Carnitine has a number of functions in the body that may positively affect exercise performance. It increases blood flow by enhancing fatty acid oxidation in the arterial wall and it detoxifies ammonia, which is a metabolic by-product associated with fatigue. (Kanter & Williams. Int Jnl Sports Nut.Supp Vol 5, June 1995)

The acetyl group on ALC may be utilised for production of energy in the Krebs cycle. This frees an important co-factor (CoA) which is required for the conversion of carbohydrates to energy.

While exercise does not cause carnitine deficiency, acute bouts of training may affect the nature of the carnitine content in muscles. Long term studies where carnitine was supplemented for 6 months at 2g/day showed an increase in muscle carnitine in endurance athletes and sprinters (E.Brass. Ann N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1033:67-78, 2004).

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