All about Acetyl L-Carnitine

ALCAR is an acetylated form of L-carnitine. It is a supplement which is available in powder form or in capsule form. This supplement enters into the blood stream by the intestinal tract. It is also able to enter the central nervous system as this enables to cross the blood brain barrier. ALCAR is a chemical that influences the cognitive functions .This includes

Effects and Benefits

ALCAR is a nootropic supplement which acts as a brain booster.

  • Memory Development
  • Concentration
  • Ability to be attentive
  • Focus
  • Increases the learning capacity of the individual
  • This is a supplement which can be useful as an antioxidant.
  • It has the capability to prevent the cells from the toxic chemicals. It can also reduce the free radicals which causes toxins in the body.
  • The sensory capabilities of each person are different from one another .This can be improved with the supplement.
  • The pain in the nerves can be reduced with this supplement and maintains a healthy heart. When this supplement get absorbed by the blood stream then these are made use by the cells to act as a fuel to produce more energy in the body.
  • Many physiological functions in the body can also be improved with the help of this supplement. As soon as the supplement enters the brain this can help for producing the neuro transmitters which controls the cognitive functions of the brain. ALCAR can be useful for the treatment of many problems like Alzheimer’s.
  • It is also used for the treatment of infertility in males. Age related problems can be solved with the help of this supplement. Consuming this supplement can reduce many problems like dementia, depression etc. Also the blood flow towards the brain get improved thereby reducing the chance of causing stroke. Many organs in the body are protected with the help of this supplement and also improve the sperm in males. Also cardiac related problems can be treated with this supplement and protects the cells of the brain from getting damaged.

Side Effects

On consuming this supplement we can notice some mild side effects .Most of these side effects caused by this supplement do not remain for a long time. This can cause

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea

Also we can note that consuming this supplement in excess amount can increase the chance of causing rashes in the skin, gastric problems, sweating of the body increases and the urine, sweat and smell of the body will be having a fish like odour. If choline is taken along with this supplement and the patient suffers from head ache it is better to stop taking this.


The normal dosage of the supplement comes from one gram to 3 grams a day. But the correct dosage of the supplement should be taken only on the advice of the physician. It should be taken care that the supplement dosage should be started from the lower amount and the same can be increased gradually.