Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is a synthesized version of L-Carnitine - ultimately derived from two amino acids which are essential for healthy heart, muscle and brain function. Unlike other forms of Carnitine, which act more in the body and is typically used to enhance physical performance and blood flow problems, ALCAR effectively crosses the blood-brain barrier resulting in its associated nootropic benefits.
Similar to other forms of Carnitine, ALCAR also assists the body in converting fat into energy and may also improve physical and athletic performance.
ALCAR has been shown to not only increase energy and physical performance but also have positive effects on cognitive functions and brain health, making this a fantastic multi-purpose nootropic supplement.
ALCAR is also a precursor of the “memory neurotransmitter,” acetylcholine. In addition, studies indicate ALCAR influence cerebral energy by upregulating levels of noradrenaline and serotonin. It also decreases levels of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. It has also been shown that ALCAR assists in maintaining the integrity of the cellular mitochondria in the brain.
Studies have proven that ALCAR has positive benefits on both the body and brain
- Enhanced Cognition - Memory, Learning, and Mental Energy
- Physical Performance