Acetyl-L-carnitine or ALCAR is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body. It helps the body produce energy. Alcar is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. It assists with issues concerning EPM, increases reaction times, and improves mental clarity.
Alcar is one of our single ingredient products, meaning it contains one single ingredient. In this case, that ingredient is Acetyl-L-Carnitine. Acetyl-L-Carnitine supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat to the mitochondria where it is oxidized and converted into ATP (chemical energy for the cell). As a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine helps maintain healthy cellular energy metabolism.
While the body can manufacture all necessary amounts of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, supplemental carnitine can still improve the ability of tissues to produce energy.
Carnitine also removes waste products from the energy transfer process. In a healthy individual, the kidneys regulate the level of carnitine in the body. However, those suffering from kidney failure or cancer may be unable to maintain adequate amounts of carnitine.
ALCAR is superior to normal L-carnitine in terms of bioavailability and costs considerably more to manufacture. Because of the attached acetyl group, Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a cognitive enhancer and neuroprotective agent.
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