ALCAR (Acetyl-L-Carnitine)



ALCAR is N-acetyl-L-carnitine, which is a naturally occurring derivative of the amino acid lysine. ALCAR readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and helps to reduce fatigue, support cognitive function in the elderly, maintain cognitive function during aging and even relieve pain associated with diabetic neuropathy.

Main Applications:

  1. Cognitive Support
  2. Neurological Health
  3. Chronic Fatigue

The Best Carnitine for Your Brain

  1. Acetyl-L-Carnitine offers a better absorbed form of L-Carnitine
  2. Provides cognitive support in neurological dysfunction
  3. Helps relieve pain associated with diabetic neuropathy

ALCAR is N-acetyl-L-carnitine, a form of L-carnitine found in tissues that is important for energy production. Extensive research has documented ALCAR’s ability to improve sperm production and energy production. ALCAR is unique because it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier more easily, making it more effective for enhancing cognitive function. Research has found ALCAR to be capable of reducing the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment by improving memory, attention, mood and other cognitive functions. Amazingly, the positive cognitive effects seem to persist even after stopping short-term supplementation.

ALCAR can also increase L-carnitine levels in those who are deficient due to factors such as the use of certain medications, disease, a strict vegetarian diet, and heart or circulatory conditions. Some people use L-carnitine for athletic performance and endurance as it promotes energy production and proper fat burning. Muscle fatigue, male infertility (due to poor sperm health), Rett syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, anorexia, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), thyroid imbalances, leg ulcers, high cholesterol and Lyme disease are all common conditions that may benefit from ALCAR supplementation.

Memory Enhancement
Memory lapses affect everyone at some point in time. They are frustrating and can become worrisome if one thinks that their memory capacity is decreasing.
Although the brain and nervous system is somewhat protected from factors which can invade other body cells, its segregation also makes it prone to the build-up of toxins and other harmful agents.

The most obvious and seemingly simple reason for fatigue is a lack of sleep. As a general rule, we want to be aiming to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night, as well as aiming to be asleep by 11pm. It is always best to turn your TV or computer off by 10, and opt for a book or hot bath. Keep the lighting low for the last hours before bed, to increase natural levels of melatonin and prepare your body for sleep. As far as sleep hygiene goes, a lot of this is straight forward, but a good reminder. Your room should be as dark as possible, with as little artificial light as you can manage. You should keep the TV out of the bedroom and look for a battery operated alarm clock that does not give off any artificial light. Use your bedroom for sleeping and sex only, although reading a few pages before sleep is not a problem. Again, keep the lighting low and turn on a little desk lamp or small light if you are reading. Getting up and going to bed at the same time everyday (or as close as you can) is also highly recommended. Sleep routine is just that, a combination of steps you take before you go to bed. Write them down if you are just starting out and stick to them. The ease with which you fall and stay asleep through the night will increase as this routine becomes habit.

Stress! Stress definitely plays a role in fatigue and also lack of sleep, which in turn makes us more easily stressed. It’s a vicious cycle. Stress is manageable, but a conscious effort must be made, as our ineffective coping mechanisms can also quickly become habit. Incorporate Yoga or Pilates, meditation, acupuncture of regular massages into your weekly routine. If you are simply too busy to add one more thing to your schedule, then be sure to take 15 minutes twice a day to sit and focus on breathing, call a friend, or get outside for a nice LEISURELY stroll. Remember, as important as exercise is, it is also physical stress on the body. To best compliment your exercise routine, you must also look for activities that are completely stress free! Have a hot bath before bed. This will not only help with relaxation, but it can also be a sleep aid. You can also try washing your hair at night in the bath or shower. It may just provide you with the few extra minutes to significantly lower the “rush” factor in your morning routine, thereby lowering morning stress.

ALCAR is beneficial for people of all walks of life including the young, middle-aged and elderly, vegetarians, infertility patients, brain rehab patients, those experiencing chronic fatigue and athletes. Since the benefits remain after one stops taking it, it is a worthwhile investment with good returns for anyone looking for additional memory, metabolic and general health support.

AOR guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.

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Additional information


120 capsules

Supplement Facts:

500 mgN-Acetyl-L-Carnitine (HCl)

Non-medicinal ingredients:

microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide. Capsule: hypromellose.

Suggested Use:

(Adult): Take 2-4 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. A minimum of 3 months may be required before observing an effect.


This product provides 1.59 g of single amino acid per day. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have liver or kidney disease, have been instructed to follow a low protein diet, if symptoms persist or worsen or for use beyond 6 months. Feelings of overstimulation and/or sleeplessness may occur, in which case discontinue use if symptoms persist or worsen. Low incidence of seizures has been reported with oral doses in individuals with or without a pre-existing seizure disorder. Mild gastrointestinal symptoms (transient nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea) have been reported. Body odor, flatulence, increased appetite or rash may occur.