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Expert Discussion with Jerry Hickey, Ph.: Alcar with ALA


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Expert Discussion with Jerry Hickey, Ph.: Alcar with ALA

Written By Jerry Hickey, Ph.

Jerry Hickey

Chief Scientific Officer
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Acetyl-L-Carnitine & Alpha-Lipoic Acid (Alcar with ALA)

Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals for user’s maximum health benefits. Here, Jerry speaks about the benefits of ALCAR with ALA or Acetyl-L-Carnitine & Alpha-Lipoic Acid…

Here are some studies that are very good because they discuss two nutrients that are natural to your body. They are native to your body, but decrease with age and when they decrease, a lot of things can go wrong. For instance, you tend to gain weight around your midsection, you tend to become fatigued, your blood sugar can begin to rise, and this is due to a lack of something called ALCAR with ALA. They’re involved in the energy pathways of the body. As you get older, the energy pathways become blocked up. According to the research, when you take these two nutrients, they counterbalance that and your metabolism comes back online and you start to generate more energy and feel better. There have been a slew of these studies where these nutrients have helped with both mental health and nerve health.† 

The NATHAN 1 trial found that when patients took ALA, it helped support nerve health and function, as well as overall muscle functions.†

In the European Journal of Endocrinology, they analyzed 15 different human clinical trials. Patients were given ALA, which helped promote nerve health that in turn was helping protect and rejuvenate nerve tissue. This is a study on patients experiencing a noticeable lack in memory. In this 12-week study, people with mild cognitive impairment received ALCAR with ALA.  They found that the ALCAR was actually helping to promote their memory and mental functions.† 

"As you get older, your energy pathways become blocked up. According to research, when you take these two nutrients, they counterbalance that and your metabolism comes back online."

Also here is a study done by the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine of 30 former NFL football players. They had experienced brain injuries that were impacting their mood and memory. So 30 former retired NFL players who had a series of concussions were put on a cocktail of nutrients like fish oils and a multivitamin and the ALCAR with ALA. Over the course of the study ALCAR with ALA helped promote their cognitive skills and overall brain health.†


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