Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn
In a recent study with humans at the University of Lubeck in Germany, L-carnitine was shown to promote hair growth. L-carnitine stimulated hair shaft elongation and reduced hair cell death. The authors of this study conclude, "Our findings suggest that L-carnitine stimulates human scalp hair growth by up regulation of proliferation and down regulation of apoptosis in follicular keratinocytes in vitro. They further encourage one to explore nutraceuticaln (oral) administration of l-carnitine as a “well-tolerated, relatively safe adjuvant treatment in the management of androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss."
Research has documented a significant increase in ATP equivalents in human hair follicles and roots with Carnitine, recommending it for hair-care supplementation. The effects were absent in placebo groups.
In another study, assessing the effects of a single dose of Carnitine, ATP levels in human hair follicles increased significantly.
The outstanding bioactivity of Carnitine makes it an ideal component for hair maintenance, delivering optimal energy for an optimal environment in which to produce hair.
Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn® combines three advanced forms of carnitine in one single formula to help you optimize energy output and hair growth:
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. 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 and sparing glycogen stores.
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.
Directions: 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.
Cautions: 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.
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.
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