specialgifts.com logo

Today's Gifts;
Tomorrow's Heirlooms
SpecialGifts.com Home products Speed Order search affiliates shopping cart how to contact specialgifts.com

Genuine Gemstone Jewelry, Loose Gemstones, Gemstone Art,
Original Art, Books, and Collectables

Featured in the nationally televised show "Living in Style"

Search for
GrandmasRemedies.com Health Resources Holisticonline.com Health Resources

Health Resources - Product Information


Jewelry Gifts Home

  Necklace, Pendants


Gift Certificates


My Account
Customer Service
How to Buy



Contact Us

About Us



Infocenter Home
Reading Room
Gemstone Infocenter


ICBS, Inc.
1477 Hunting Hollow
Hudson, OH 44236, USA



We are a verified Business Member of Paypal.

ALC Arginate

What Is ALC Arginate?

ALC arginate is an innovative acetyl-l-carnitine arginate complex. Acetyl-l-carnitine is present in human sperm and seminal fluid and l-arginine is a nitric oxide precursor, providing potential support for male reprodutive health. Acetyl-l-carnitine is also a precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Combined with the vascular support properties of arginine, this complex may also help promote healthy cognitive function.*

Uses For ALC Arginate

Male Reproductive Health:

Acetylcholine plays an important part in energy metabolism, which may support healthy sperm motility and spermatogenesis, or sperm production. Some but not all research involving l-arginine supplementation for sperm motility has produced positive results. As a nitric oxide precursor, l-arginine may support healthy erectile function in some men.*

Cognitive Function:

An acetyl-l-carnitine arginine complex supported healthy neuron viability in a cellular in vitro experiment. In the same study, the acetyl-l-carnitine arginine complex was able to help maintain calcium homeostasis in nervous system cells stimulated with glutamate, preserving healthy cerebellar cell function.

In a separate study, acetyl-l-carnitine arginine demonstrated potential support for maintaining healthy central nervous system function by promoting healthy neurite function. Neurites are the hair like projections of neurons, or nervous system cells, responsible for proper signal transmission.

The acetyl group from acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC) is also responsible for production of acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for optimal mental functioning.*

What Is The Source of ALC Arginate?

ALC arginate is synthetically produced.

Potential Side Effects Or Precautions - ALC Arginate

If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Because of its effect on nitric oxide production, arginine is theoretically best avoided by individuals with migraines, depression, autoimmune disorders, and kidney or liver disease. Arginine is contraindicated for individuals with the herpes virus. Gastrointestinal upset and skin rash have been reported in some sensitive individuals supplementing with acetyl-l-carnitine.

Potential Drug Interactions - ALC Arginate

At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.

Ingredients and Dosage

each vegetable capsule of ALC arginate contains

acetyl-l-carnitine arginate dihydrochloride - 500 mg.

Recommended Dosage:

23 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.


1. Scorziello A, Meucci O, Calvani M, Schettini G. Acetyl-L-carnitine arginine amide prevents beta 25-35-induced neurotoxicity in cerebellar granule cells. Neurochem Res. 1997 Mar;22(3):257-65.

2. Taglialatela G et al. Neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells stimulated by acetyl- L-carnitine arginine amide. Neurochem Res. 1995 Jan;20(1):1-9.

3. Moncada ML et al. Effect of acetylcarnitine treatment in oligoasthenospermic patients. Acta Eur Fertil. 1992 Sep-Oct;23(5):221-4.

4. Palmero S et al. The effect of L-acetylcarnitine on some reproductive functions in the oligoasthenospermic rat. Horm Metab Res. 1990 Dec;22(12):622-6.

5. Chen J et al. Effect of oral administration of high-dose nitric oxide donor L-arginine in men with organic erectile dysfunction: results of a doubleblind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. BJU Int. 1999 Feb;83(3):269-73.

6. Healthnotes Clinical Essentials. Copyright 2004. Healthnotes, Inc.

*This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This information is for educational purposes only. Consult your physician for any health problems.

Source: Product Information Sheet from Pure Encapsulations

Manufacturers continually change product specifications. While we try our best to keep product descriptions up to date, they do not necessarily reflect the latest information available from the manufacturer. We are not responsible for incorrect or outdated product descriptions and/or images.

See Also:

Product Information - Home

Find Jewelry Gifts

Specialgifts.com Infocenter Home

Vitamins and Nutrition Infocenter at 1stholistic.com

Vitamins Knowledgebase at 1stholistic.com

Herbal Medicine Infocenter at Holisticonline.com

Herbs Knowledgebase at Holisticonline.com

Important Disclaimer about the Information Provided Here


home | products | about us | privacy | how to buy | search | checkout | resources

Copyright 2005-2013  ICBS Group
Website Designed and Hosted by:
International Cyber Business Services, Inc.
Developers of holisticonline.com 1stholistic.com GrandmasRemedies.com ecomhelp.com