Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride, Acetyl-Carnitine and Simply Acetyl Carnitine, Nicetile, Branigen, Normobren, Zibren, ST-200, ALC, Acetyl Carnitine Chloride, Levacecarnine Hydrochloride.
Description: White Crystalline Powder
Melting point: 187 degrees C
Boiling pint: 160- 165 degrees C
Solubility: Soluble in alcohol and water; insoluble in ether
It is basically an amino acid which contains the molecule of L-Carnitine and acetate. Through the conversion of L-Carnitine in the human body, it is formed in the body up to some extent.
According to the FDA, it is produced in enough amounts by the body by most healthy individuals but for more superior cognitive enhancement, supplementation is the need!
Its main function is to produce fuel in the body for energy once it is absorbed in the bloodstream. Also involved in various physiological functions such as ear and brain operations and muscular movements, Acetyl HCL is stored in different organs like the brain, muscle tissue, heart and even the sperm! L-Cartine is part of the Alpha Levo IQ supplement.
It is an acetylated derivative of L-Carnitine. The enzyme Carnitine O-acetyl Transferase converts a large amount of L-Carnitine and Acetyl co-A into ALCAR inside the mitochondria during strenuous exercise. ALCAR is then transported outside the mitochondria where it again converts into its former self.
The Dietary Source: It is found in red meat.
Though investigations are on regarding the role of Acetyl HCL, it is believed to be absorbed by the intestine first and then enters the bloodstream.
Believed for its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, it enters the central nervous system. It is considered as a precursor to the important Neurotransmitter, Acetylcholine.
The acetate molecule in the Acety L-Carnitine combines with choline in the body to form Acetylcholine, which is then stored in the synaptic vesicles.
Acetylcholine is a powerful brain chemical which aids in learning capacity, memory function and overall cognition.
It’s most exciting benefit is its ability to metabolize fat. Yes, in big fat letters it helps in weight loss!
It works with the powerhouse of your cell, the mitochondria and from there it works to absorb and metabolize fat.
How is it better as Compared to L-Carnitine?
It is superior in terms of bioavailability. According to a study, ALCAR has been shown to have a lower blood concentration in humans as compared to Carnitine after ingestion as it is hydrolysed more in blood.
In case of peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, a history of liver or kidney disease or an under-active thyroid, this supplement should not be taken without a health practitioner’s advice.
It may interfere or increase the effects of certain medications like anti-seizure drugs, the HIV drug AZT, chronic acne treatment drug “isotretinoin”, also known as Accutane and chemotherapy drugs. So be careful!
The NIOSH or OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) have not set any guidelines or standards for this supplement for occupational exposure or workplace allowable levels.
This is not even mentioned in the list of compounds for which a threshold limit value is determined by the (ACGIH) American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
Moreover, all claims on the packaging should be prominently evaluated that they have not been approved by the FDA.
Since 1994, dietary supplements have been regulated under the (DSHEA), Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and they must bear the statement that “This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease” FDA (1995).