ALCAR is N-acetyl-L-carnitine, a form of L-carnitine found ubiquitously in mammalian tissues that is important for energy production. Extensive research has documented ALCAR’s ability to improve mitochondrial function, sperm production and energy production. ALCAR is unique because it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier more easily than L-carnitine, making it more effective for enhancing cognitive function. Research has found ALCAR to be capable of reducing the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment by improving memory, attention, mood and other cognitive functions. Amazingly, the positive cognitive effects seem to persist even after stopping short-term supplementation.
ALCAR can also increase L-carnitine levels in those who are deficient due to factors such as the use of certain medications, disease, a strict vegetarian diet, and heart or circulatory conditions. Some people use L-carnitine for athletic performance and endurance as it promotes energy production and proper fat burning. Muscle fatigue, male infertility (due to poor sperm health), Rett syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, anorexia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), thyroid imbalances, leg ulcers, high cholesterol and Lyme disease are all common conditions that may benefit from ALCAR supplementation.
ALCAR is beneficial for people of all walks of life including the young, middle-aged and elderly, vegetarians, infertility patients, brain rehab patients, those experiencing chronic fatigue and athletes. Since the benefits remain after one stops taking it, it is a worthwhile investment with good returns for anyone looking for additional memory, metabolic and general health support.