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Life Extension Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn, 60 Vcaps


A major cause of aging is deterioration of the energy-producing components of the cell, resulting in reduced cellular metabolic activity, the accumulation of cellular debris and eventually cell death.

L-carnitine helps maintain cellular energy metabolism by assisting in the transport of fat through the cell membrane and into the mitochondria within the cell, where fats are oxidized to produce the cellular energy ATP.

Acetyl-L-carnitine is the acetylated ester of the amino acid L-carnitine. Acetyl-L-carnitine is an endogenous mitochondrial membrane compound that helps maintain mitochondrial bioenergetics and lowers the increased oxidative stress associated with aging.

Acetyl-L-carnitine and L-carnitine are absorbed into the bloodstream efficiently. Both are effective at carrying fatty acids across the membrane into the cell where they are burned as energy and utilized efficiently by the mitochondria.

Acetyl-L-carnitine also guards against oxidative damage and exerts protective effects against amyloid-beta neurotoxicity and oxidative stress.

Amyloid-beta peptide is a principal component of senile plaques and is thought to be central to the pathogenesis of the degenerating process.

Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn combines three advanced forms of carnitine in one single formula to help you optimize energy output:

  • Acetyl-L-carnitine crosses the blood-brain barrier to combat oxidative stress and promote energy production in brain and central nervous system tissues. It also supports the release and synthesis of acetylcholine, enhances the release of dopamine from neurons and helps it bind to dopamine receptors.

  • Acetyl-L-carnitine arginate (ArginoCarn) is a patented form of carnitine. Cell studies suggest that it promotes the growth of neurites that facilitate communication among nerve cells in the brain.

  • GlycoCarn is a patented form of carnitine called glycine propionyl-L-carnitine that is molecularly bonded to glycine, one of the precursor amino acids to carnitine biosynthesis.

  • This form offers such benefits as enhanced fatty acid metabolism, antioxidant activity and increased nitric oxide production. In addition, GlycoCarn promotes optimal blood flow and combats muscle fatigue by increasing energy stores of glycogen.

These optimized forms of carnitine help transport fatty acids right to the heart of your energy-producing mitochondria. And that boost in cellular function can help you produce cellular energy faster, for a quicker recovery after exercise and less muscle fatigue during exercise.

It may also benefit your brain, heart, and central nervous system right along with your muscles.

Life Extension's mission is simply to help you live a healthier, longer life. They are at the forefront of medical research, constantly looking for ways to prolong youth, health, and life. They have been at it for more than 34 years, investing more than $140 million to find therapies and technologies that could lead to lifesaving cures for the diseases of aging.

Life Extension insists on purchasing only the highest quality raw materials from all over the world, primarily from leading US, Japanese and European sources. They go one step further by using advanced analytical methods, such as high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, to ensure Their products meet label claims for potency and purity. Life Extension tests its raw materials using US Pharmacopeia and other exacting pharmaceutical assay standard.

Supplement Facts:

Serving Size: 2 vegetarian capsules

Servings Per Container: 30

Amount Per Serving:

Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl

800 mg

ArginoCarn Acetyl L-Carnitine Arginate Di-HCl

300 mg

GlycoCarn Glycine Propionyl L-Carnitine HCl

300 mg

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), dicalcium phosphate, silicon dioxide, vegetable stearate.

GlycoCarn and ArginoCarn are registered trademarks of Sigma-tau HealthScience, Inc. and are protected by Sigma-tau U.S. patent # 6,703,042 and worldwide patent EP1202956. The combination of multiple forms of Carnitine is protected by Sigma-tau patent # 6,245,378.

Dosage and Use:

Take two capsules once or twice daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.


This product can be taken on an empty stomach with water or juice in the morning in divided doses or all at once.


For some people, L-carnitine, especially acetyl-L-carnitine, may have a stimulating effect. Therefore, it may be unwise to take it in the evening.




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