Below you’ll find some frequently asked questions from our clients about buying and using Acetyl L Carnitine (ALCAR) primarily for bodybuilding cutting and weight loss. We are in the process of making quick video answers to make learning about ALCAR as mobile friendly and easy as we can. The answers are also posted underneath so you can have a quick skim read too.
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What is the difference between L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine? L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine both have the capability to alleviate the effects of disease and ageing on the mitochondria of the human cell. Carnitine,
Carnitine is the compound that is biosynthesized (the process that simple compounds are turned into more complex compounds) from methionine and lysine. Carnitine is not an essential nutrient because our