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Acetyl=L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid naturally produced in our body. It helps the body produce energy, maintain healthy brain function, and keep the heart healthy.

ALCAR is usually used for cognitive function and for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.

It has also been shown to improve athletic performance and reduce muscle pain. Acetyl-L-carnitine can help with these problems because it helps the body produce energy more efficiently. In addition, it can help people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol by helping them detoxify their bodies.

The benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine are plentiful and this blog will explore some of them in greater detail.

Acetyl L-carnitine is one of the most researched brain nutrients which has been shown to quickly enhance mental focus and energy. The acetyl group allows it to cross the blood brain barrier and reach our brain and nerves, where it can improve our mood, learning and memory.

Its structure is similar to neurotransmitter acetylcholine and therefore acetyl L-carnitine can stimulate acetylcholine receptors in the brain. Acetylcholine is required for mental function. It helps our mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of all our cells, burn fat and create more energy. It is an anti-aging nootropic - “smart drug”, which helps the brain perform better.

Research have shown that following long-term use of ALCAR supplements, many people reported a positive effect on their memory recall and cognitive function which in turn, improved their focus and subsequently their performance.

Depression is a mental disorder that affects the way an individual thinks and feels. Depression can be caused by many factors such as genetics, life events, brain chemistry or substance abuse.

ALCAR has been proven to have antidepressant effects in multiple studies. It has also been shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety, increase energy, and reduce fatigue in people with depression. In the studies Acetyl L-carnitine demonstrated similar effectiveness compared to antidepressants in decreasing depressive symptoms.

One of the most impressive and ground-breaking benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine supplementation is the evidence gathered to suggest that ALCAR has a great reduction effect on the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies found that in just three months, people that suffered from Alzheimer’s disease experienced significant improvements in cognitive functioning, which improved with prolonged usage and supplementation, increasing over time.

According to multiple studies, Alzheimer’s patients receiving ALCAR had significantly improved:

Attention and memory

Mental agility and focus (reaction time)

Speech and behavior

While there are many benefits of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, one of the most important ones is its ability to lower inflammation. This is something that we should all be looking for as it can help to prevent and treat chronic diseases like arthritis, asthma, Crohn’s disease, and more.

ALCAR increases glutathione, our body’s master antioxidant, and by doing so decreases inflammation. ALCAR also helps to improve the function of mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of cells which in turn, helps to reduce inflammation and improve energy levels.

ALCAR is found in the mitochondria of cells. Mitochondria are the power plants of cells and produce energy for the cells to function. Mitochondria are constantly producing energy, but as we age they may not be as efficient as they used to be. ALCAR is responsible for transporting long-chain fatty acids to the mitochondria. There, fatty acids undergo oxidation or combustion for energy production.

Nerves are particularly sensitive to oxidative stress. Certain drugs and conditions such as diabetes can cause nerve damage (neuropathy), which manifests with pain, tingling, or numbness in the legs and arms. Acetyl-L-carnitine seems to be an effective option for diabetic neuropathy. According to the studies, ALCAR has the ability to shield the nerves against toxic glucose levels and reduce pain in people with diabetes.

Acetyl L-Carnitine has been linked to having great assistive benefits in weight loss. With higher levels of ALCAR our body becomes more efficient at burning fat. Not only does this decrease the amount of fat that the body stores, but it also helps reduce visceral belly fat, the kind that surrounds our vital organs and potentially leads to fatty liver disease and other serious health conditions.

These effects will only be seen if Acetyl-L-Carnitine is taken in collaboration with a healthy, balanced diet and a good workout routine – so it's not a quick fix!

Acetyl L-Carnitine has also been linked to the sped-up recovery of muscle tissue. Acetyl-L-carnitine helps reduce the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Muscle lactate buildup is responsible for pain and muscle fatigue after an intense workout. ALCAR helps clear out the lactate so we recover more quickly and can get back to that fat-melting exercise that’s so central to our weight loss program and general health.

ALCAR may help reduce cravings in people suffering from alcoholism. It may reduce cravings and improve symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

ALCAR can significantly decrease alcohol consumption and reduce the onset of tremors during alcohol withdrawal.

Animal products like meat, fish, poultry and milk are the best sources of ALCAR. In general, the redder the meat, the higher its carnitine content. Dairy products also contain carnitine. Vegans get considerably less since they avoid animal-derived foods.

If you are vegan, having digestive issues, or interested in burning more fat, increasing your energy, and enhancing your mental clarity, give us a call at 224-372-3747.

Rejuvii offers Acetyl-L-Carnitine intravenously (IV) as a part of our Mind Sharpener drip and as a separate Intramuscular(IM) injection.

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