A C E T Y L L-C A R N I T I N E
Acetyl Vs L form:
Acetyl forms of amino acids are directly taken into the brain, and Carnitine is no exception. This is where the majority of actions
take place, with the Acetyl form used to treat memory related illness and neuropathies.
The body can convert Acetyl L Carnitine into L Carnitine and visa versa, however, if you want weight loss, best use L Carnitine
alone and if you are treating any related brain disorders, use the Acetyl form.
Memory and focus:
Not only does ALCAR assist memory, but it is also able to increase dopamine which enhances focus and motivation.
Additionally, individuals may feel an increase in focus and energy within about 15 to 20 minutes, so ALCAR can be
used pre exercise or for mental clarity pre exam.
Also great for muscle function, Acetyl L Carnitine is vital for the health of the heart muscle and also reduces prostate
inflammation. Useful also for increasing aged related testosterone decline.
Brain Injuries and Neuronal support
In recent years there has been considerable interest in the therapeutic potential of ALCAR for neuroprotection in a
number of disorders resulting from neuronal damage including hypoxia-ischemia, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's
disease and in conditions leading to central or peripheral nervous system injury. Additional studies are needed to
better explore the potential of ALCAR for protection of developing brain as there is an urgent need for therapies that
can improve outcome after neonatal and pediatric brain injury.
ALCAR as a synergistic amino acid
ALCAR can provide an acetyl moiety that can be oxidized for energy and interestingly, is utilized as a precursor for
acetylcholine,and resulting acetylcholine synthesis or incorporated into glutamate, glutamine and GABA, or into lipids
for myelination and cell growth.
Several studies, including double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group studies and open studies showed the effect
of ALCAR in treating diseases characterized by neuropathies and neuropathic pain, including diabetic neuropathy,
HIV and antiretroviral therapy-induced neuropathies, neuropathies due to compression and chemotherapeutic
agents. Statistical evaluations of 1773 patients in one double blind trial evidenced reduction of pain and
improvements of nerve function, showing ALCAR may represent a consistent therapeutic option for peripheral
Alzheimers disease: 2-4 grams in divided doses
Age and alcohol related memory loss: 2 grams
Male Infertility: 1gram Acetyl and 2 gram L Carnitine. Use an additional 2-5 gram L Arginine for sperm motility
Neuropathies: 2-3 gm daily
Sintrom and caution with Warfarin. Avoid with hypothyroisim
Nausea, vomiting, “fishy” breath, urine and sweat
Best time of day to take Acetyl L- Carnitine:
Best taken in the morning before breakfast. Add Alpha Lipoic acid for heart health
Health Wise Acetyl L-Carnitine
natural Amino Acids however we recommend prescription advise from our Health Professionals