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Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn®

Promotes Heart & Brain Health

60 vegetarian capsules
Item# 00916

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  • Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn®
  • 60 vegetarian capsules
  • Item Catalog Number: 00916

Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn® provides three advanced forms of carnitine to optimize cellular energy production for a healthy heart, brain, and exercise recovery.

Benefits at a Glance:

  • Optimizes cellular energy production and availability
  • Promotes brain and hearth health
  • Supports youthful exercise recovery

Carnitine is an amino derivative found in nearly every cell of the body that transports fatty acids to the mitochondria to be used as fuel for energy production. These three novel forms of carnitine work synergistically to get your mitochondria to produce cellular energy fast and efficiently. This boost in cellular function helps to combat the age-related decrease in cellular energy, and is essential for your brain, heart, and exercise recovery.


This is the form of carnitine that is chiefly involved in moving fat molecules across the mitochondrial membrane.1 It crosses into the brain from the bloodstream and provides additional energy directly to brain cells.

  • Brain Function: Most studies of neurodegeneration use the acetyl-carnitine form. Research has demonstrated improvements in memory and learning as well as mental status and cognitive function.2-6
  • Mood Support: Acetyl-L-carnitine enhances the release of dopamine (the “feel good” neurotransmitter) from neurons and helps it bind to dopamine receptors.7,8 Various studies have exhibited its ability to stabilize and improve mood.9,10


This patented form of acetyl-L-carnitine arginate dihydrochloride is molecularly bonded to the amino acid arginine. ArginoCarn® induces the outgrowth of the tiny but essential nerve cell protrusions called neurites that underpin memory formation and learning.11


Research shows that Propionyl-L-Carnitine (PLC) plays an important role in protecting the function and health of endothelial cells.12-14 It has shown to help correct an imbalance between the production and utilization of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency used throughout the body. This suggests that PLC may optimize cardiac performance by enhancing energy metabolism and increasing ATP levels.15

In addition to protecting vascular cells from damage, PLC optimizes endothelial function by increasing the production of vaso-dilating nitric oxide.16

As a result of its mechanisms of action, PLC an help improve physical performance, male sexual function, and general fatigue.17-19

Optimized Carnitine with GlycoCarn® provides three advanced forms of carnitine combined into a single formula. All three of these powerful forms of carnitine work together to help your body recover quicker from exercise and support your heart, brain, and nervous system health all at the same time!

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  2. Rejuvenation Res. 2011 Dec;14(6):669-79.
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  7. J Neurosci Res. 1991 Nov;30(3):555-9.
  8. Neurochem Res. 1993 May;18(5):573-8.
  9. Bipolar Disord. 2002 Feb;4(1):61-6.
  10. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2006 May;16(4):281-7.
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  12. Int J Tissue React. 1991;13(1):41-3.
  13. Drugs Exp Clin Res. 1993;19(5):213-7.
  14. Int J Tissue React. 1991;13(1):37-40.
  15. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 1995 Sep;26(3):372-80.
  16. Life Sci. 2005 Jun 13.
  17. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1995 Nov 15;26(6):1411-16.
  18. Urology. 2004 Apr;63(4):641-6.
  19. Psychosom Med. 2004 Mar;66(2):276-82.


Supplement Facts

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, stearic acid, silica.


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.

Dosage and Use
  • Take two (2) 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.


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