Acetyl L Carnitine supplements clear mental fog

If you feel less sharp than you’d like too some mornings could be you need to boost your acetyl l carnitine levels.

Acetyl l carnitine is an amino acid – a natural nutrient produced by every cell in the body and it plays a vital role in fighting fatigue, burning fat and boosting mental performance.

There is a lot of confusion around carnitine supplements – L carnitine is commonly sold as a fat burning or body building supplement.  So what is the difference between L carnitine and acetyl l carnitine?

The simple answer is that Acetyl L Carnitine is a type of L Carnitine and taking a top grade Acetyl L Carnitine supplement will boost your mental sharpness and your energy levels.

Acetyl L Carnitine is one of the key anti aging supplements since levels of carnitine and the resulting Acetyl L Carnitine decline rapidly with age – slowing both physical and mental performance.   Blood levels of Acetyl L Carnitine drop steadily over the age of 40 and you are unlikely to be able to make up the decline with diet alone.

Anti aging research shows that raising your levels of Acetyl L Carnitine boosts brain function, reduces your risk of Alzheimers and can even reverse brain aging.

You may not be heading for Alzheimers or see evidence of brain aging – but maybe like many of us you get those senior moments. The good news is that experts believe that Acetyl L Carnitine supplements will also benefit those of us living through the occasional “brain fog”.

“Acetyl L Carnitine supplements will not make you an Einstein, but they can help you remember where you put your car keys.” Earl Mindel, vitamin expert

But what exactly does Acetyl L Carnitine do?  It’s all about energy production.  Fatty acids are one of the key energy sources for the body and oxidization (or fat burning) is the process by which fats are broken down for energy production.

Acetyl L Carnitine works as a transporter – carrying the essential fatty acids into every cell in your body where the energy production takes place. In this way Acetyl L Carnitine also helps your body burn fats.

But do you really need a supplement or can you get enough Acetyl L Carnitine what you need from your diet or lifestyle changes?

L Carnitine is present in some of the foods we eat such as red meat, whole grains and mushrooms. If like many people you eat less red meat nowadays it’s likely you aren’t getting enough from your diet and an anti aging supplement is highly recommended.

So how much do you need to take? A typical dose is 500 milligrams taken daily in two divided doses but larger doses – typically up to 1000 milligrams – are completely safe since there are no side effects.

“Acetyl L Carnitine is an antioxidant involved in energy utilization within cells. A dose of 500 mg in the morning before breakfast works within two to three hours to induce a pleasant visual and mental clarity.” Dr Sahelia, nutritional expert

By all means take more exercise and eat more whole grains to increase carnitine levels naturally but our advice for healthy aging is take an Acetyl L Carnitine supplement. You should banish the mental fog and remember where you put your car keys!

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  1. Hi,

    Thanks for the info on acetyl l carnitine. After researching l carnitine a while back, I finally choose to take it. I have definetely noticed the effects you describe here.

    Thanks for the good article.


  2. I would be interested in seeing some research on the effects L-Carnatine. Does any exist?

    • Hi Brenda – there is a wealth of information and research on L-Carnitine and Acetyl L Carnitine which is one type of L-Carnitine associated with mental sharpness and energy. Apart searching on the internet try reliable authority sites on anti aging and anti aging supplements and follow the reference sources. Sometimes it can be hard identifying what is backed up by legitimate research – it takes time but the information is out there and building!

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