ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL) Powder

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Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR), is commonly used as a dietary supplement for its antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. It is an acylated form of L-Carnitine with better bioavailability. It has a molar mass of 203.236 g/mol and the chemical formula C9H17NO4.


Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) Benefits and Uses

Acetyl-L-carnitine is an amino acid synthesized in the kidney, liver and brain from lysine and methionine. It is recognized as the most absorbable form of L-carnitine having the ability to efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier.

L-carnitine’s main chemical function is to help the body produce energy through the mitochondrial oxidation of long-chain fatty acids. Anecdotally, this dietary supplement is used for its perceived abilities to promote brain health as well as enhance metabolism and energy levels.

Acetyl-L-carnitine supplements are also known by a few different names, including:

Acetyl carnitine
Gamma-trimethyl-beta acetylbutyrobetaine
Levocarnitine acetyl

Scientific Consensus

Supplementing with this product is likely to be safe, even at larger serving sizes. Doses of up to 3 grams per day have been safely administered for a period of 3 weeks without any adverse effects.

L-Carnitine may cause side effects for people with certain underlying conditions such as those with an under-active thyroid, bipolar disorder, and drug-induced neuropathy. There is not enough data to say whether L-carnitine is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or if it can be used by children.

Instructions & Ingredients

As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving up to 2 times per day. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 500mg Servings per container: 10
Amount per serving % DV
**ALCAR** (Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL) 500mg
‡ Daily Value not established.

Disclaimer & Other Info

Store securely in a dry cool location away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not take this or any other supplement, and instead consult doctor about use, if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription or OTC / nonprescription drugs, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions. Do not use if product safety seal was damaged or missing upon receipt.

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine 5 gram container.
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ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL)

L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that is most commonly used as a dietary supplement for its cognitive enhancing and fat burning properties. There are many forms of L-Carnitine available, however, the acetylated version; Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL (ALCAR) has been recognized as the most effective form of L-Carnitine, especially for its neuroprotective effects and increased bio-availability. ALCAR has also been found to promote a healthy circulatory system, boost physical performance, and reduce muscular soreness. * Increases Cognition * Enhances Physical Performance * Boosts Metabolism

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