Alpha Lipoic Acid & Acetyl L-Carnitine (Ames Antiaging Longevity Formula)

Ames Antiaging Longevity Formula - Alpha Lipoic Acid ALA & Acetyl L-Carnitine - boosts both energy and memory

Alpha-lipoic acid is often referred to as the metabolic antioxidant. It really has two functions in the human body. First, it plays a role in the metabolism of the food that we eat to convert it into energy. The second role, and this is more recently discovered, is that of an antioxidant where it prevents oxidative damage to body components.

As a powerful antioxidant, ALA limits oxidative damage that otherwise could contribute to or accelerate various health conditions. ALA appears to participate in the recycling of other important antioxidants such as vitamin E and C, CoQ10, and glutathione. In addition, ALA has been associated with enhanced energy production and anti-aging capabilities.

ALA improves the nerve function damaged by chronic hyperglycemia, or the condition when patientsí blood sugars consistently are not under proper control. It is known that ALA is a very strong antioxidant. Antioxidants promote getting rid of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is known to be implicated in many disease processes, including diabetic neuropathy.

The practical problem for those who wish to maintain healthful glutathione levels is that taking glutathione itself as a supplement does not boost cellular glutathione levels, since glutathione breaks down in the digestive tract before it reaches the cells. Therefore, the discovery that lipoic acid can effectively boost glutathione levels has very important implications in the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases.

Some benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine...
  • Shrinks fat cells
  • Improves fat metabolism
  • Assists reversal of age-related nerve and brain deterioration
  • Improves memory and learning, works well for any age
  • Age spot (liver spot) reduction
  • Helps with depression and stress
  • Improves hormone balance
  • Improves energy, helps chronic fatigue
  • Reverses age associated decline in the heart's energy capacity
  • Improves nerve transmission to muscles and neuro-muscular tissue

Berkeley - Two dietary supplements put the spark back into aging rats, and should do the same for aging baby boomers, according to a study at the University of California, Berkeley.

A team of researchers led by Bruce N. Ames, professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, fed older rats two chemicals normally found in the body's cells and available as dietary supplements: acetyl-L-carnitine and an antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid.

In three articles in the February 19, 2003 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ames and his colleagues report the surprising results. Not only did the older rats do better on memory tests, they had more pep, and the energy-producing organelles in their cells worked better.

With the two supplements together, the brain looks better, they are full of energy - everything we looked at looks more like a young animal. The animals seem to have much more vigor and are much more active than animals not on this diet, signaling massive improvement to these animals' health and well-being," said researcher Tory M. Hagen. "And we also see a reversal in loss of memory. That is a dual-track improvement that is significant and unique. This is really starting to explode and move out of the realm of basic research into people."

Ames calls mitochondria the "weak link in aging." Evidence has been piling up, he said, that deterioration of mitochondria is an important cause of aging. A significant cause of this deterioration, he believes, is the accumulation of destructive free radicals - byproducts of normal metabolism - that disable enzymes and other chemicals.

The two chemicals "tune up" the energy-producing organelles that power all cells, the mitochondria. Both chemicals are normally used in mitochondria.

FH51-5 Ames Antiaging Formula (Cell Life) Alpha Lipoic Acid 210mg - Acetyl-L-Carnitine 490mg 100 capsules $34.95
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