Part fat-burner and part performance supplement, L-Carnitine burns body fat, boosts recovery, reduces muscle soreness and protects the heart. Look at the science and decide if it’s right for you!
L-Carnitine has an essential role in transporting fat into mitochondria (the furnace of the cell). Therefore, Carnitine has been marketed as a fat burning supplement.
L-Carnitine broke onto the supplement scene back in the 1980s as a popular fat-burner. Then it fizzled out when sexier, stimulant-based fat burners became all the rage. Today, L-carnitine is back and stronger than ever. Only now, we know this well-researched supplement not only aids in fat-burning, but also has the potential to enhance exercise performance and recovery.
WHAT IS L-CARNITINE?
L-Carnitine is formed in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine. However, it is stored elsewhere in the body, primarily in muscle (including the heart) and the brain. In the diet, it mainly comes from meat and other animal and dairy products. You can get some from plant products like avocado and Greek yoghurt, but as a rule, meat is the best source.
Carnitine exists in two forms, D-Carnitine and L-Carnitine. The L-form is the one found in nature and is biologically active. On labels, you’ll see it listed as L-carnitine, L-carnitine L-tartrate, or Propionyl-L-carnitine. They’re all similar, and similarly effective. The D form, on the other hand, is biologically inactive and isn’t sold as a supplement.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The most critical role that L-Carnitine plays in the body is in helping to transport fat, particularly long-chain fatty acids, into the mitochondria of cells. Once there, they can be oxidized—used as fuel.
Without adequate L-Carnitine, most dietary fats can’t get into the mitochondria and be burned for fuel. But for people with L-carnitine deficiency it is a serious medical condition whose implications don’t stop at being unable to burn body fat. It can lead to muscle weakness, stunted growth, an enlarged liver, and a number of other problems. This is one reason why L-Carnitine is considered a “conditionally essential” nutrient: Your body produces it, but if it doesn’t produce enough, your health can be seriously impacted.
A recent study out of Scotland concluded that in addition to its fat-transporting work, L-Carnitine also enhances insulin’s actions on muscle cells. What this means is that L-carnitine can help keep blood glucose levels low, even following a carb-rich meal, while also aiding in glycogen repletion. This is one reason why I advocate taking L-Carnitine.
FOUR Reasons Why I LOVE and HIGHLY Recommend Supplementing with L-Carnitine:
1) L-Carnitine Fights Visceral Belly Fat.
Visceral Belly Fat is one of the toughest fats to lose once you’ve got it and it causes numerous health problems. Once you begin to gain visceral fat around the belly, it will lead to fat gain within the organs such as the liver, the heart, or even in muscle.
Raising your carnitine levels will fight this visceral fat gain because it burns out all the accumulated fat under your skin and around the organs. Thus, supplementing with L-Carnitine can take care of your overall health in addition to helping you loose the ‘tire’ fat around their belly
2) Increased Physical Performance: Supplementing with L-Carnitine will boost your performance in the gym. You will find that you are able to lift heavier weights, run longer and faster, complete more repeats etc, all with an increased level of comfort. In fact, you will find yourself enjoy your workouts, which in turn will be a motivation for you to work longer and harder to lose the weight faster.
3) Muscle Recovery: Muscle recovery is an essential part of muscle growth and successful weight loss. High-intensity workouts result in muscle soreness and pain, which might demotivate your sustained workouts. L-Carnitine supports anabolic response, as it boosts your androgen receptors, which in turn aid speedy recovery. The increase in androgen receptors augments protein synthesis, which lets your tissues regenerate much faster than what the normal rate is. Faster muscle recovery makes you physically ready and energetic for more workouts and weight loss.
4)Cognitive Performance: In addition to all aspects of weight loss, L-Carnitine also encourages improved brain function and motivation. Most over-weight people struggle with motivation for physical activities or workouts. This supplement is the best solution for such people. Carnitine increases energy levels, brain function and focus, self-motivation, and physical performance, all of which will help over-weight people lose weight faster.
WHAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE?
The take-home message here is that L-Carnitine is the Spot-On supplement for helping you burn MORE fat for energy so that you can better manage your weight and improve your overall performance in and out of the gym.
It’s a MUST HAVE in your weight loss arsenal.
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Take 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with dinner, and let science do the rest.
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