Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is a naturally occurring amino acid compound where Acetic acid and L-Carnitine are bound together. It supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat into the mitochondria where it is oxidized and converted into ATP (chemical energy for the cell).
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a very popular dietary and health supplement due to its:-
- Fat metabolism boosting properties
- Cognitive function benefits
- Improving energy levels
It works by stimulating the body to produce a higher level of energy, therefore making it a imperative supplement to support muscle movement and several other key body processes. As well as being a powerful antioxidant itself, Acetyl L-Carnitine also increases the concentration of antioxidant enzymes in the blood. ALCAR and other forms of Carnitine are generally used with those looking to achieve body weight targets.
Long term supplementation of ALCAR has shown an increased ability of the body to burn fat, this also results in a glycogen sparing effect during endurance exercise (maximising energy systems). Acetyl L-Carnitine is are a non-stimulant fat burner making it ideal to combine with a range of supplements.
Metabolism Booster - L-Carnitine is a natural potent amino acid that aids the fat loss process and increases fat oxidisation
Athletic Performance - Acetyl L-Carnitine is shown to support sports performance, stamina and endurance by reducing the build up of lactic acid
A popular Nootropic that enhances Cognitive Function - Support for Concentration, Improved Memory, Focus, Overall mood.
Improved Recovery Time - Acetyl L-Carnitine can improve exercise recovery time by reducing free radicals and by products of intense exercise such as lactic acid
Beneficial to heart & brain functions. Can improve energy levels and muscle mass