AC-11 contains a unique class of compounds known as Carboxyl Alkyl Esters (CAE). These are essentially organic acids characterized by the presence of at least one Carboxyl group. Since the CAE is the primary active ingredient in this supplement, it is important to understand that these substances are responsible for about 90 percent of the activity and benefits resulting from AC-11.
Although exact mechanisms of action for this supplement are not completely understood at this time, researchers believe that this supplement actually helps to activate a number of key enzymes that become instrumental in repairing the body after various natural stressors have taken place (such as overexposure to sunlight), many of which could threaten the integrity of a person’s DNA.
Another benefit is that of increased natural collagen III production in the skin. This is a form of collagen that is associated with soft, supple, and youthful-looking skin. Unfortunately, as we age the skin produces less and less of this important ingredient.
AC-11 can remedy this and normalize the expression of something known as NF-KB. This helps to regulate the body’s response to inflammation, programmed cell death, and even cellular growth. There is even evidence to suggest that this supplement might enhance the body’s immune system.
Side effects and Dosages
Taking AC-11 can result in a number of interesting effects. Some people will experience what is known as temporary niacin flushing. This may lead to a feeling of warmth on the skin, which typically only lasts for a short period of time.
In addition, there is also the possibility of a slight cleansing of the bowels. This is due to the high concentration of the beneficial fruit-based organic acids contained within the supplement. However, dangerously harmful side effects are unlikely if AC-11 is not abused during consumption. A typical dosage of AC-11 is between 350 and 700 mg when taken orally, but it can also be used topically by rubbing it in the skin. In this case, it is recommended to only open a single capsule and spread it to any desired areas. Do not use more than one capsule for topical remedies.