What is ALCAR?
ALCAR is N-acetyl-L-carnitine, a short-chain acetylated ester of carnitine, a quaternary amine found ubiquitously in mammalian tissues. Extensive research
has documented ALCARs ability to rejuvenate mitochondrial bioenergetics and support cognitive function. ALCAR should be taken with R(+)-lipoic acid (not the common alpha-lipoic acid or lipoic acid) for additive benefits and to reduce metabolic byproducts created by aging mitochondria.
ALCAR vs. L-Carnitine
L-carnitine itself an amino acid synthesized by the body or obtained from red meat particularly lamb. L-carnitine deficiency is thus quite common among
vegetarians or those who avoid red meat. L-carnitine plays a central role in the breakdown of long-chain fatty acids and their transport into the mitochondria
for oxidation and use in the production of cellular energy. ALCAR is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and neural cell membranes more readily
than conventional L-carnitine. It has been suggested that ALCAR is a more bioavailable form of L-carnitine, and also has cognitive benefits associated with
it that are not attributed to regular L-carnitine.
ALCAR for Everyone
ALCAR is beneficial for people of all walks of life including the young, middleaged and elderly, vegetarians, brain rehab patients, and the list goes on. Better yet, the positive cognitive effects seem to persist after ceasing short-term supplementation! This makes it a worthwhile investment with good returns for anyone looking for additional cognitive, metabolic and general health support.