Carnipure by Meditech AKA Acetyl-L-carnitine or ALCAR, is an acetylated derivative of L-carnitine. It is a fantastic dietary supplement and occurs naturally in plants and animals. During strenuous exercise, as is the case with athletes and bodybuilders, a large portion of L-carnitine and unused acetyl-CoA are converted to ALCAR and CoA inside mitochondria of the body cell by carnitine O-acetyltransferase. The ALCAR is then transported outside the mitochondria with the help of transportation cells, where it converts back to the two constituents. The L-carnitine is now cycled back into the mitochondria with acyl groups to enhance fatty acid utilization.
Carnipure is reported to have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and crosses to the brain blood circulation, where it functions as a powerful antioxidant, which helps in prevention of deterioration of the brain cells. It seems to be useful in treatment of peripheral nerve injury. It might also have some neuroprotective benefit for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, but further research is required to extablish it precisely. It is also known to increase sperm motility, which related to the ability of sperms to move vigorously. As we know that motility is the most critical element that increases the probability of sperm’s fertilization capability, acetyl-L-carnitine can help sperm cells move more vigorously, which consequently leads to the enhanced male fertility.