L-CARNITINE

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 L-Carnitine

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 FAT LOSS -If you are looking to get lean, this is the amino acid you need. L-carnitine transfers long-chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides into mitochondria, where they may be oxidized to produce energy. Carnitine has also been shown to reduce fatigue and serve as an appetite suppressant. Therefore, L-carnitine would be a major asset to have in your arsenal when you are dieting. Not only will it help keep your body from storing, but it will increase your aerobic capacity to help you burn more calories.

Immune System- L-carnitine serves as an antioxidant that can help prevent damage done to your healthy cells by free radicals. This can help you out when you have a cold or are dealing with various seasonal allergies during training.

Bone Mass- Bone loss associated with aging is a major concern of many senior citizens and post-menopausal women. Of course, this can lead to increased chances of fractures, osteoporosis, and arthritis among other bone diseases. Fortunately, by taking L-carnitine, you can slow down the bone loss process and improve microstructural properties of bone by decreasing bone turnover.

Dosing -While as little as 1 gram of L-carnitine can be effective, your best bet is to take 2-3 grams per dose for maximum benefit, along with at least 30-40 grams of carbs and 20-40 grams of protein, preferably with a meal.

 

Acetyl-L-carnitine, a specific type of L-carnitine, is more efficiently absorbed by the intestines and sent to muscle cells and the brain in the absence of food. Therefore, this form of L-carnitine may be stacked with other ingredients that enhance fat-burning, such as caffeine and green tea, and taken between meals


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