PROTECT YOUR BRAIN AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S NATURALLYTweet
Oct 6, 2016 , 6 min read
Have you heard of Acetyl-l-carnitine? Probably not! But it’s about time that you did, because it can do a lot of good things for you, one of which is protecting you from Alzheimer’s.
What Is It?
Acetyl-l-carnitine is a derivative of an amino acid (a miniature protein) that is already present in our bodies, called carnitine, which is like the Frank Martin to fatty acids. When carnitine is converted to acetyl-l-carnitine it helps the body break down fats faster and better. It also speeds up metabolism and gives you extra energy.
What Exactly Is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is the most common kind of dementia. When it hits you, it brings with it symptoms like memory loss, unclear thinking, problems with understanding language, and difficulty in solving problems.
The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown, other than the fact that it is caused by damage to the brain and that it can be inherited genetically.
So How Does one Help the Other?
Remember how acetyl-l-carnitine improves metabolism? Similarly it also speeds up the metabolic action of your brain cells making them work faster and making you think more clearly. So in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, taking acetyl-l-carnitine re-energises the brain cells, improving your ability to think and process information. This slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s a lot. It also has an anti-ageing effect on parts of the cells that deal with metabolism, making them live longer and work more efficiently.
Additionally, it helps improve attention span so that you can focus on things longer and boosts your serotonin levels. Increased serotonin means a happier you!
However, it should be taken in small amounts or it might cause restlessness or give you the runs.
Alzheimer’s can happen to anyone. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Using acetyl-l-carnitine not only slows the progression of the disease but can also prevent it if taken early enough. Leave the forgetfulness only for tests!