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Acetyl L-Carnitine

A naturally occuring (red meat; however the "L" designation means we are talking about a plant derived product) substance that aids cognition, Acetyl L-Carnitine improves the energy metabolism in the brain's 'power plants,' the mitochondria, by boosting energy transfer across the mitochondrial membrane. It also reduces the intrcellular generation of the free radicals that are caused by oxidation of fatty acids.

Acetyl L-Carnitine has a facinating ability to improve communication between the two hemispheres of the brain, similarly to the pharmaceutical drug Piracetam. This added communication between the brain's hemispheres increases creativity and 'balances' cognitive ability.

In an interesting study of the ability of Acetyl L-Carnitine to improve inter-hemispher communication, right-handed subjects were tested for their ability to exit a printed maze. First, they used their right hands and then their left. At first they did better with their right hand, which is to be expected with right handed people. After they took Acetyl L-Carnitine they did almost as well using their left hands.

Acetyl L-Carnitine is so effezctive the drug companies are searching for ways to patent it. Already, it ia the most expensive natural tonic for the brain - It will cost you $4 to $5 per day.

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