ALCAR by Peak Nootropics
Acetyl L-Carnitine or, ALCAR is the acetylated version of the popular sports supplement, L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine is important in many bodily functions including energy metabolism. ALCAR has a range of different effects than L-Carnitine because it is much more bioavailable and metabolizes differently. Unlike L-Carnitine, ALCAR is thought to be a nootropic.
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The last few days I've been taking ALCAR (900 milligrams) with L-Tyrosine in the mornings. So far I've noticed a little of an energizing effect but it doesn't really compare to Racetams.
One day I upped the dosage to 2700 milligrams, there's wasn't a big difference in energy level but I noticed for about an hour and I had a really uplifting sense of optimism about the world.
I went off one of my 90 day periods of #nobooze recently, while I haven't gotten drunk yet (it would be the second time this year) I've found ALCAR offsets the cobwebs the next day. I believe the science indicates ALCAR protects our DNA from the effects of alcohol. On a night out on the town, I consumed a good German beer, a glass of red wine and a Gin & Tonic, I took ALCAR before going to bed, which I don't recommend, I had a terrible time falling asleep... This was probably partially due to the alcohol (a notorious sleep disruptor) but I felt a little of a Nootropic energy buzz and suffered from a racing mind that kept me from succumbing to the dream world.
It's actually quiet pleasant to consume, so taking it sublingually is not at all unpleasant, it has a quiet tangy taste kind of like Phenibut, that I wouldn't mind adding to a beverage or my bottle of S. Pellegrino.
I'm coming to the conclusion that this isn't really a performance enhancing Nootropic.