Acetyl-l-Carnitine(redirected from ALCAR)
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Acetyl-l-CarnitineAlternative A form of carnitine which may metabolise lipofuscin and age-related pigment deposits; it is claimed to attenuate age-associated memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, and increase longevity.
Source Meats—beef, chicken, pork—dairy products, fruits, vegetables, grains
Physiology An acetylated metabolic byproduct of l-carnitine and acetyl-CoA, which is produced within mitochondria during strenuous exercise. ALCAR is a potent antioxidant and nutrient which helps transport fatty acids across lipid membranes into mitochondria, rejuvenating membranes and effete enzymes.