The benefits of Body
Working to primarily enhance the transport of glucose into the
muscle cell from the blood. Scientific studies show it increases (glucose
extraction) from 150% to 300%.
Acetyl L-Carnitine, acetyl ester of L-Carnitine (a more biologically
active form of Carnitine), is the carrier of fatty acids across mitochondrial
In the body, Acetyl L-Carnitine modulates cellular concentration
of free Coenzyme-A and Acetyl Coenzyme-A compounds, and is integrally involved
in numerous cellular functions including energy production by exchanging
across sub-cellular membranes. Acetyl L-Carnitine serves as a pool of acetyl
groups to regenerate Acetyl Coenzyme-A from free Coenzyme-A.
Increases energy production in the body within the processes of
the tricarboxylic acid cycle (also called TCA, ATP, Krebs, or citric acid cycle) and glycolitic cycles.
Metabolizes fat and reduces cholesterol and triglycerides by increasing
the fat utilization mechanism.
Stabilizes blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy balance of
insulin, while naturally suppressing the appetite.
Causes the breakdown and synthesis of fatty acids.
Enhances physical performance:
Increases Cyclic AMP(cAMP), one of the most important cellular messengers signaling the body
to induce lipolysis, the breakdown of fat for fuel, while inhibiting fat storage.
Relaxes the arteries and the smooth muscle tissue thus lowering blood pressure.
Stimulates digestive enzymes allowing better digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
Restores the body's natural ability to process sugar.
Increases alertness and the sense of greater well-being.
Coenzyme-A and Acetyl Coenzyme-A:
The Gateway to ATP Production
Glycogen is the main energy source for high intensity exercise. It
is converted through many steps to enter the ATP cycle (also
called TCA or Krebs cycle) to produce ATP, the basic biological
energy source. In the anaerobic metabolism of intense exercise,
these pre-ATP steps must be taken without additional oxygen. A
crucial junction is the conversion of pyruvate (from glycogen) to
Acetyl Coenzyme-A, where glycogen?s fuel enters the ATP cycle.
If the cell lacks Coenzyrne-A and the necessary nutrients to
form Acetyl Coenzyme-A, pyruvate will be changed into lactate.
Lactate must be reconverted or transported to the liver for
processing through the Cori cycle. Researchers point to the build
up of lactate in the blood and within the muscle cells as a possible
indication of fatigue and reduced ability of the cells to produce
energy and control muscle function. An excessive build up of lactate
results in sore and stiff muscles. Body Image contains a
balanced combination of components that are used by the
body to manufacture and utilize Coenzyme-A and Acetyl
Coenzyme-A to convert pyruvate into energy during anaero
Coenzyme-A and Lipid Metabolism
performs a double duty by supplying key nutrients
athlete?s need to release energy both anaerobically (from glycogen)
and from fats during the aerobic metabolism (metabolism
that takes place in the presence of oxygen). One of the main pathways
to releasing energy from fats during aerobic metabolism
produces the fatty acid alpha-ketoglutarate. Like pyruvate,
alpha-ketoglutarate must be converted before it can be used in the
ATP cycle. Alpha-ketoglutarate must first be transported by
Carnitine to the inner mitochondrial membrane where energy production
and fat burning take place. If a proper balance of
Coenzyme-A, Carnitine and the other vital nutrients needed
to form Acetyl Coenzyme-A are not maintained then fatty
acids can not be converted into energy.
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