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Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI (ALCAR)

       ALCAR is an amino acid found in all cells of our body that plays a critical role helping our bodies' mitochondria (the powerhouse of your cells) to convert fat to energy and remove the toxins that build up in the mitochondria. ALCAR is crucial for energy production by transporting long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria so they can be oxidized (burned) to produce energy. Carnitine is naturally produced by the body, but the production decreases with age, and concentrations of carnitine naturally decline in mitochondria, especially in skeletal muscle and heart muscles, as well as our brains. ALCAR is a form of L-Carnitine that is better absorbed in the small intestine than L-Carnitine, and more efficiently crosses blood brain barrier. There is evidence that supplementing with ALCAR helps maintain optimal cognitive function as we age, as well as improved energy and supports heart health.


       ALCAR is found in animal products such as meat, fish, poultry and milk. Supplementing with ALCAR is particularly beneficial for health and energy for people on vegetarian diets.


Primary Benefits:Source:
Improves metabolism[9]
Improves mitochondrial function[2] [3] [4]
Improves athletic performance[5]
Boosts weight loss[10]
Improves mental function[8]
Improves insulin sensitivity (reducing risk of diabetes)[7]
Reduces fatigue[1] [6]
Reduces blood pressure[7]