acetyl l-carnitine


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acetyl l-carnitine

A form of carnitine, an amino acid with antioxidant activity, which is thought to metabolise lipofuscin and age-related pigment accumulations. It is claimed to be of use in attenuating age-associated memory impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and increase longevity.

Food sources
Meats (beef, chicken, pork), dairy products, fruits, vegetables and grains.

acetyl L-carnitine

A dietary supplement (a form of L-carnitine) promoted for its positive effects on fat (esp. triglyceride) metabolism and Alzheimer's disease.
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L-Tauro[TM] Acetyl L-Carnitine Taurinate Hydrochloride (US patent pending)
L-Tauro[TM] (brand of Taurine Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride -- US patent pending)