Acetyl L-carnitine is a natural form of L-carnitine. It is a natural substance in the body, especially in muscle, brain and sperm. It participates in a series of important metabolic processes in the human body. It takes away acetyl groups from cells and assists in energy transfer. Acetyl L-carnitine acts as a delivery tool for fatty acids into mitochondria in cell respiration. Help fatty acids enter the mitochondria to produce energy ATP. Both acetyl L-carnitine and L-carnitine have the ability to transport fat. Unlike L-carnitine, acetyl L-carnitine can pass through the blood-brain barrier and provide enough energy for brain cells.
It can transfer the ester acyl coenzyme A in the body to mitochondria and convert fat into energy. At present, it is allowed to be used in patients with renal insufficiency. Some studies have shown that L-carnitine has cardiovascular protective effect, so it can also be used in the treatment of coronary heart disease.
It can improve memory and is mainly used to treat Alzheimer's disease.