- Acetyl L-CarnitineNatural NootropicMental EnergyBrain FunctionMemory
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Top ALCAR Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Acetyl L-Carnitine is an acetylated form of L-Carnitine, which is involved in lipid metabolism. READ MORE...USED FOR: Memory, Focus, Mental Energy, Brain Health, Cognitive Function, Age-Related Memory Deficits, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Senile Depression, Cerebrovascular Insufficiency, Bodybuilding, Athletic Performance and Anti-Aging.MECHANISM: This highly bioavailable carnitine ester transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria for beta-oxidation. It may improve energy production in the brain, act as an anti-oxidant and promote acetylcholine release. READ MORE...DOSAGE: 500 - 2,500 mg per day; Taken in 1-3 dosages daily.SIDE EFFECTS: Rated as Likely Safe when used at appropriate dosages. May cause nausea, gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, vomiting, agitation, insomnia and a fishy odor. READ MORE...INTERACTIONS: Warfarin (Coumadin) and Acenocoumarol (Sintrom); D-Carnitine might compete with L-Carnitine (and ALCAR) transport pathways if used concomitantly.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: Alpha GPC, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Bacopa Monnieri, Choline, Citicoline, Creatine, Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Vinpocetine, Huperzine A, Ginkgo Biloba, GalantamineTop ALCAR Supplements
- Increases mental energy & focus
- Promotes neuron health & anti-aging
- Improves memory, alertness & signalling
There must be sufficient amounts of choline available in order for the acetylcholine conversion (to Acetylcholine) to occur.Following the recommended dosage of each substance, I am taking 900mg Acetyl L-carnitine and 500mg Citicoline daily. Do I need to adjust my intake of Citicoline if I am taking L-Carnitine also? What is the proper ratio?
Sometimes, I also take 600mg Alpha GPC. If I am to combine Acetyl L-Carnitine with Alpha GPC, what would be the proper ratio?
Unfortunately, there have not been any studies that have looked at the optimal dosage of combining these two supplements. Most users will find their own optimal dosage through titration.
In my stack, I use 500 mg of ALCAR with 300 mg of Alpha GPC twice a day but this is based on personal experience.
Also, thought I would mention that since Citicoline contains less free choline per dosage than Alpha GPC, I usually use a larger dosage of Citicoline than Alpha GPC.
I hope that helps!
This site contains detailed yet easy to comprehend info. The prompt replies answer the questions in a friendly manner. I wish I can get to know the persons behind such valuable info so that I can appreciate more their work. Thank you so much in advance.
Thanks Joseph – I really appreciate that!
That’s really been the goal to provide comprehensive information but in easy to understand language :)
I’m glad you like visiting the site!
As Joseph stated, this site is great. Lots of great info, you are doing a great job!
I did have a question though.
You recommend that ALCAR be taken with a meal, though you say it is not necessary, is this because carbs facilitate its absorption? I have read on other sites not to take it with food or fat as it is water soluble. However many bodybuilding site recommend taking it with carbs. I realise this is probably to max the fat burning and energy producing effects. However I am more interested in it as a Nootropic.
Thank you for your help and keep up the excellent work!
Most of the studies I’ve read have administered ALCAR with meals, though to my knowledge there has not been a study comparing absorption in a fed and fasted state, or comparing absorption between consumption with carbs versus consumption with fats.
Here’s a good article that discusses ALCAR absorption: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/L-carnitine#absorption
Hope that helps!
Hello: I am wondering I realize that L-Lysine is a precursor when taking with other things to ALCAR so is it okay to take L -Lysine still with the ALCAR or is that redundant. I have a connective tissue disorder and Immunue disorders so that is why I started taking L-Lysine and have been taking for awhile. I found the ALCAR recently and have brain lesions as well as cognitive issues and so ordered it not realizing all of the above. Any advice is greatly appreciated, so glad to have found this information :)
Great info! How does vitamin B5 compare to ALCAR for purposes of using together with a choline source in order to produce more Acetylcholine?