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ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine)

ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine)
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Acetyl L-Carnitine is a non-protegenic amino acid derivative that is involved in fatty acid oxidation. ALCAR is supportive of energy metabolism and the nervous system.

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What is Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR)?

Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an acetylated form of L-carnitine. The human body uses Acetyl L-Carnitine for fatty acid oxidation, the process in which fatty acids are broken down to create energy. It achieves this by transporting fatty acids across the mitochondria membrane for oxidation to occur. The highest levels of ALCAR are found in tissues that use fatty acids as their main fuel, namely the skeletal and cardiac muscles. Because of the attached acetyl group, Acetyl L-Carnitine is a cognitive enhancer and neuroprotective agent.

ALCAR is also able to enter the circulation of the central nervous system, where it acts as a powerful antioxidant. Recent studies have demonstrated synergistic benefits from the combination of ALCAR and Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) and Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine work synergistically to support the benefits of each other in respect to cognitive function, memory and mental acuity. Both compounds display many impressive properties and have many synergistic effects when combined. These supplements are good nootropics and are frequently blended together in retail products.

ALA is a naturally occurring antioxidant enzyme and an important mitochondrial component. ALA may synergize with ALCAR and may help further increase exercise performance.

Solubility of ALCAR

This product dissolves quickly in water and has a moderately sour but pleasing taste that mixes well with citrus drinks like lemonade. Mix the product with a citrus juice or dissolve in water and drink.

References & Further Research


PubMed 
National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: Carnitine fact sheet

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FAQ
Is Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) water soluble?
This product dissolves quickly in water and has a moderately sour but pleasing taste that mixes well with citrus drinks like lemonade. Mix the product with a citrus juice or dissolve in water and drink.

The bioavailability of Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is significantly greater than other carnitine supplements
What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) and L-Carnitine? Is one more effective than the other, or can a person take both?
The difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and L-Carnitine Base is the attached acetyl group in the Acetyl L-Carnitine versus the free-form amino acid L-Carnitine Base, which does not include this added molecule.

The Acetyl L-Carnitine is considered to have increased bioavailability for crossing neurological membranes and therefore is taken for nootropic and neurological health benefits. The L-Carnitine Base, on the other hand, is generally taken for cardiovascular health and as a fat burner.

ALCAR is generally not recommended as a fat burner and for weight loss because it is too bioactive neurologically. Taking the higher serving sizes necessary to be effective as a fat burner is considered too large an amount given it’s neurological effects.

Both have differing targeted uses although there is overlap, and some recommend taking both
Is this item vegetarian? What is the shelf life of this item?
The ALCAR is vegetarian and has a two year shelf life.

*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.




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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Excellent results
We add this to our vitamin c liposomal that is put in pineapple juice and don't taste it at all.

We are noticing the effects already.

Thank you!
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Review by Nancy / (Posted on 4/18/2015)
three stars
Hard to capsulate. This stuff sticks to itself, and isn't very "powdery" or "grainy" - so it's hard to put into pills :| Wish I got it pre-capsuled.
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Review by Greg / (Posted on 4/18/2015)

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