Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine

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    Been reading up on Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) and looking to start both of these for significant anti-aging and cognition improving properties, as well as fat loss if that occurs.

    Would be interested in feedback from others taking both of these and the type of benefits you have experienced.

    Is around 1gram of each first thing in the morning each day a good dosage?

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    Thanks!

    But as for dosage, the author of the 2nd link indicates:

    "I (the author of this article) am currently using ALA + ALC at 1.5 + 7.5 g/day "????


    7.5 g/day of ALCAR???? Isn't that a bit overkill?

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    I take both.

    Can't say I notice anything significant that I can tell you. I take for its potent antioxidant properties. I dose ALCAR high.

    With ALCAR, I take roughly 3-4gr - two to three times I day. I love the stuff. I'm freaking a little that NP is OOS on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    I take both.

    Can't say I notice anything significant that I can tell you. I take for its potent antioxidant properties. I dose ALCAR high.

    With ALCAR, I take roughly 3-4gr - two to three times I day. I love the stuff. I'm freaking a little that NP is OOS on it.
    yep me too dose ALCAR 3-5g daily but after 2 week i feel the improvement really AWESOME and OUTSTANDING stuff!!!!!!
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    Kind of confused; you say you don't notice anything significant, but you love the stuff; can you elaborate then on the benefits you notice from it.

    Do you normally take them both on an empty stomach? How do u dose ALA?


    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    I take both.

    Can't say I notice anything significant that I can tell you. I take for its potent antioxidant properties. I dose ALCAR high.

    With ALCAR, I take roughly 3-4gr - two to three times I day. I love the stuff. I'm freaking a little that NP is OOS on it.
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    Sorry, I was speaking about the ALA. I dose it 800-1000mg divided. I take it sometimes without, sometimes with food. Sometimes I dose it along with my ALCAR or with my creatine. I've read it can help with the absorption of creatine.

    The ALCAR, I feel with every dose. That's why I love it so much. Within about 15min it has a great cognitive effect. The jury is still out on the body composition effects.
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    OK; so with ALA you dose around 800-1,000mg daily and around 6-8 grams of ALCAR per day correct?

    Have you noticed from either any effect on your skin? overall improvement?

    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    Sorry, I was speaking about the ALA. I dose it 800-1000mg divided. I take it sometimes without, sometimes with food. Sometimes I dose it along with my ALCAR or with my creatine. I've read it can help with the absorption of creatine.

    The ALCAR, I feel with every dose. That's why I love it so much. Within about 15min it has a great cognitive effect. The jury is still out on the body composition effects.
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    I honestly can't say that I have.
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    So does the above dosages I indicated sound about right?

    Can you elaborate on the effects you notice from both of them?


    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    I honestly can't say that I have.
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    The combination is great, for cognitive enhancement, and some fat loss, nutrient partitioning.. I would dose on an empty stomach twenty minutes or so before meals. 2-500 mg ala, 500-100 mg alcar per dose. I did it 2-3 times a day and leaned out nicely, felt great, skin stayed clear too.
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    So you mean for each day, you did a total of 2-3 grams of ALA or is that reference to 2-3 times per day solely for the ALCAR?

    As for ALCAR, I have Alcalean which are 500mg each.


    Quote Originally Posted by mattikus View Post
    The combination is great, for cognitive enhancement, and some fat loss, nutrient partitioning.. I would dose on an empty stomach twenty minutes or so before meals. 2-500 mg ala, 500-100 mg alcar per dose. I did it 2-3 times a day and leaned out nicely, felt great, skin stayed clear too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatburner2007 View Post
    So you mean for each day, you did a total of 2-3 grams of ALA or is that reference to 2-3 times per day solely for the ALCAR?

    As for ALCAR, I have Alcalean which are 500mg each.
    Meant to say 500-1000mg ALCAR per dose. Also was saying that I took the combo 2-3 times per day.
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