Acetyl L-Carnitine -
- Mitochondrial function as in energy production.
- Leptin resistance and insulin sensitivity, and is also thought to assist with weight-loss, so beneficial for our IR/EMS equines.
- Muscle tightness (thought to be especially beneficial for PSSM equines.
- Mental performance.
- 100% pure Acetyl L Carnitine
- Human Grade
- Manufactured to ISO, BP, USP & EP requirements and/or food grade specifications.
- UK certificate of analysis available on request.
- 2g/100kg bodyweight per day, thus for an average 500kg horse add 10g daily to feed.
- Humans - 700mg (1/4 Teaspoon), stirred into water/smoothies, 1 to 3 times daily
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is an acetylated form of the naturally occurring amino acid, L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine facilitates the transport of fatty acids - which, like glucose, are fuels for cellular respiration - into our mitochondria, thus playing an important role in cellular energy production.
Swedish research gives new credence to the idea that dietary supplementssuch as acetyl-L-carnitine and lipoic acid have a positive or protective effect on mitochondrial function. It also may be able to slow the aging process. To read the full article click here.
Personally? I feed it to all my horses, specifically to my three EMS to support leptin resistance and IR, and also to Carms, my TB, to support muscle tightness as she's officially 2/10 lame (although she'd like to disagree).