As many fitness amateurs and professionals know the intensity and duration of the workout often depends on the body’s ability to utilize its fat stores for fuel. With the amount of biochemical reactions going on in the background during any physical activity, it would be great if there was a supplement that could simply boost fat oxidation and allow longer exercise. Well, in fact there is!
It is called L-Carnitine and even though it might not be as well known as Creatine to an average gym newbie, in the fitness world it has many fans. For years now, athletes from around the world have been using L-Carnitine to improve their performance and manage their weight loss goals more efficiently.
L-Carnitine is produced in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It is then stored in the skeletal muscles, heart, brain and sperm. It is also naturally available from diet, being present in various foods especially red meat and dairy. However, on occasions where body levels are depleted, people decide for additional supplementation.
L-Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a crucial role in the transfer of fatty acids to the mitochondria, where they can be used for energy in the body. Carnitine has also been shown to reduce fatigue and serve as an appetite suppressant as well. Therefore, L-Carnitine would be a major asset to have in any dieter’s arsenal. It not only helps keep the body from storing fat, but it also increases aerobic capacity, helping to burn more calories.
A study published on The Journal of Physiology provided a groundbreaking evidence that carnitine supplementation can improve athletic performance, by sparing glycogen and utilizing more fat, delying the time to exhaustion. The researchers pointed out also that muscles lactate was reduced when performing high intesity exercise, so to translate it into plain English:
With the amount of pre and post workout blends available on the market one can get confused with what to take and when. This dilemma doesn’t apply to Carnitine as with this supplement it is important to take it daily over a longer period of time to gradually increase its level in the muscles and let it do its work without interfering with the workout routine.
Apart from assisting in reaching that dream lean figure, L-carnitine has many other benefits. It is quite popular with vegetarians and vegans, who due to their diets don’t get enough of it from their food. It can also provide many benefits to seniors, slowing down bone loss process as well as improving brain function, protecting it from age related damage. L-Carnitine serves also as an antioxidant, preventing damage to healthy cells done by free radicals.
HTC offers L-Carnitine in its natural ‘L’ form (not synthetic D-Carnitine) in 500mg tablets. For more information on this product or for a free instant quote, contact our sales team now on 01923 652529 or email email@example.com.
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