Alcar provides 100% high grade acetyl l-carnitine. Alcar helps improve performance, burn fat and enhance recovery. Alcar can also help improve memory, learning capacity, cardiovascular function, hearing and visual function, and reduce stress and depression.
- Improve Performance
- Burn Fat
- Maximize Focus
What is Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)?
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an acetylated form of L-carnitine superior to normal L-carnitine in terms of bioavailability. It is used for fatty acid oxidation, the process by which fatty acids, one of the key energy sources the body uses, are broken down to create energy. L-Carnitine is used to transport fatty acids accross the mitochondria membrane to allow for oxidation of the fats. Derived from the amino acids lysine and methionine, Acetyl L-carnitine (ALCAR) is found in highest levels in tissues that use fatty acids as their main fuel namely the skeletal and cardiac muscles. Acetyl-L-carnitine is a dietary supplement that occurs naturally in animal products and is also used to support a healthy memory.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine and L-Carnitine (or L-Carnitine Base) are not the same thing. ALCAR is significantly more bio-active than L-Carnitine Base and costs considerably more to manufacture. Because of the attached acetyl group ALCAR is a cognitive enhancer and neuroprotective agent that helps to protect against a wide range of age-related degenerative changes in the brain and nervous system. ALCAR is an ester of carnitine that modulates cellular concentrations of free coenzyme A and Acetyl-Coenzyme A, two compounds integrally involved in numerous cellular functions, including the transfer of fatty acids across mitochondrial membranes for energy production. ALCAR also has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and into the brain blood circulation where it acts as a powerful antioxidant, helping to prevent the deterioration of brain cells that normally occurs with age. Because of this protective effect, ALCAR may be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of free-radical mediated diseases, such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease. If you are currently undergoing treatment for either of these diseases you should consult your physician before taking ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine). Recent researches have demonstrated synergistic benefits from the combination of ALCAR andALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid).
What is Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) used for and who uses it?
Acetyl-L-carnitine is one of many forms of carnitine in the human body. Carnitines take several particular fatty acids to mitochondria to be used up as fuel. They also remove the waste products of this process. In a healthy individual, the kidneys control the level of carnitine - if you have more than what you need, it gets rid of the excess. If your intake is low in carnitine, the kidneys maintain what you have. This means those suffering from kidney failure and cancer stand to benefit the most from Acetyl-L-carnitine to make up and supplement their inability to process certain dietary nutrients.
Acetyl-l-Carnitine is also an amino acid the body utilizes to burn fat and thus convert it into energy. Since the body can manufacture all it needs, ALCAR is not normally considered an essential nutrient. Regardless, the ability of certain tissues to produce energy can improve with the help of supplemental carnitine. This property has led to the utilization of carnitine in various muscle diseases as well as heart conditions. ALCAR is a natural occurring form of L-carnitine that specifically benefits the brain because of its antioxidant properties. ALCAR also helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrion, the cells energy generator. ALCAR aids in the biosynthesis of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for brain and nerve function. Clinical studies have shown Acetyl-L-Carnitine can greatly benefit cognitive ability, memory and mood.
ALCAR also increases sperm motility. Motility pertains to the ability of sperm to swim strongly and vigorously. Since motility appears is one of the most important factors to determine the fertilizing capability of sperm, ALCAR can help sperm cells swim more vigorously which consequently leads to improved male fertility.
Acetyl L-Carnitine supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat into the mitochondria where it is oxidized and converted into ATP (chemical energy for the cell). Acetyl L-Carnitine helps maintain healthy cellular energy metabolism and supports brain function owing to the fact that it is a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine. The effects of supplementing with ALCAR have been extensively researched and proven beneficial in many areas including exercise performance, weight loss, treatment of Alzheimers and Parkinsons, diabetic depression and many other neurological disorders.
ALCAR Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 500
Amount Per Serving:
Acetyl L Carnitine 500 mg
As a dietary supplement, take 1 scoop 1-3 times per day. Do not exceed 3 scoops per day.