Acetylated Form of L-Carnitine. Capsules & powder. Promotes Fatty Acid Metabolism. Brain-Specific Carnitine. Crosses the blood-brain barrier. Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an amino acid found in most cells in the body, including brain, nerve, heart, liver and sperm cells. Acetyl L-Carnitine supports energy production via the metabolism of fatty acids to yield the universal energy molecule ATP. As an antioxidant, Acetyl-L-Carnitine helps to protect neurons against the corrosive superoxide radicals.