SOURCE: Kirkman Group, Inc.

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October 13, 2016 10:00 ET

Kirkman® Introduces Acetyl L-Carnitine Supplement

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - October 13, 2016) - Nutritional supplement maker Kirkman® has added acetyl L-carnitine to their line of nutritional supplements.

Available in 250 mg vegetarian capsules, Kirkman's Acetyl L-Carnitine (0528-090) fuels the body at its most fundamental level. L-carnitine, is a derivative of the amino acid lysine. It has been shown to increase energy production in the mitochondria, boosting both physical and mental energy.

L-carnitine exists in both acetyl (the form Kirkman® offers) and non-acetyl forms. Acetyl L-carnitine is the more bioavailable of the two. As the National Institutes of Health state, acetyl L-carnitine "is better absorbed from the small intestine than L-carnitine and more efficiently crosses the blood-brain barrier" than the non-acetyl form of L-carnitine.

Studies have indicated acetyl L-carnitine can help improve athletic performance, reducing recovery time and soreness. It promotes the production of glutathione, one of the most important providers of antioxidant activity. It has also been shown to provide benefits for the neurological system, including mood enhancement, and improve fertility for both men and women.

About Kirkman®:

Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

Kirkman® is also a pioneer in the area of purity testing. Their Ultra Tested® protocol calls for testing every raw ingredient in every nutritional supplement it produces for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements.

To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at:

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kulani Mahikoa
    Executive Vice President, Marketing
    Kirkman Group, Inc.
    Telephone: 503-694-1600