Today we will go over the second ingredient in our pre workout, Acetyl L-Carnitine, better known as ALCAR.
Acetyl L Carnitine (ALCAR)
ALCAR is an acetylated form of L-carnitine. L-carnitine is a derivative of the amino acid, lysine, and is involved in energy metabolism and mitochondrial protection. It is required for mitochondrial beta-oxidation of long-chain fatty acids for energy production. In addition to providing L-carnitine, it provides acetyl groups, which may be used in the formation of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the chemical that motor neurons of the nervous system release in order to activate muscles!