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November 09, 2019 2 min read

What Is Alcar?

Acetyl-L- Carnitine, or ALCAR as most savvy scientists have nicknamed it, is one of our favorite ingredients in Cydekick, and was a big part in the revamping of our newest formula. It’s kind of like that one friend that’s good at everything, you know… that guy. So, let’s talk a little about this ALCAR stuff and what makes it such an exciting part of Cydekick’s formula.

ALCAR is commonly used as a ‘nootropic’ which is the name for a wide category of brain-boosting supplements. It’s is an amino acid derivative that works as an antioxidant, and transports fatty acids across the membrane of the mitochondria (yes, the powerhouse of the cell) to help create ATP, which the body uses for energy.

ALCAR Benefits

This energy production is beneficial in almost all cellular aspects for your body including brain cells, as well as muscle cells. There have been countless studies conducted on mice (mice have a genetic and biological makeup that very, very closely resembles humans) that highlight the cognitive benefits of ALCAR. 

  • Increased blood flow to the brain
  • Increased energy
  • Anti-aging
  • Improved mood & cognition
  • Protection against alcohol-induced brain damage (more on this below)

ALCAR vs. Depression

In 2018, a study was conducted by the National Research Council to determine the effects of acetyl-L-carnitine deficiency on depression, and the results showed that ALCAR "significantly decreases" depressive symptoms with fewer adverse effects in comparison to other antidepressants. Cool.

ALCAR vs. Alcohol

The reason we love ALCAR so much as a part of Cydekick is not only because it helps your mood and energy before you go out, but also for its benefits for defending against alcohol-induced brain damage. A very compelling 2010 study on rats found that when ALCAR is administered at the same time as alcohol, there is a ‘significant reduction’ in the damage to the brain caused by the toxins brought on by alcohol.

The reduction in brain damage comes primarily from ALCAR’s ability to prevent brain inflammation and neurotransmitter impairment that alcohol causes. There’s actually even some evidence that says ALCAR can reverse brain damage, but that’s for another post.

We wanted to create the very best hangover prevention product possible, and that goes beyond just ensuring that you feel great the morning after drinking.

When you drink Cydekick, you can be sure that 1) you will wake up feeling great, and 2) the damage done to your body will be minimized. ALCAR is an incredible compound and just one of the ingredients that make Cydekick so great.



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