L-Carnitine: The Fat Destroyer
With so many fat burning fads today, it’s almost impossible to know what really works. That’s why today I’m going to tell you about a killer fat destroyer, L- Carnitine. L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in red meat and other sources and is naturally produced in the body.
L-Carnitine plays a role in the transport of fatty acids into energy. The famous Dr. Oz says that L-Carnitine “stimulates growth hormone and helps turn on the mechanism that burns off fat in specific areas.”
Not only does L-Carnitine burn body fat, L-Carnitine also protects you from becoming -vulnerable to muscle fatigue and muscle breakdown during heavy cardio and resistance training. Through inhibiting lactic acid build up L-Carnitine provides this added endurance.
L-Carnitine provides a primary source of energy for the muscles that will allow you to workout harder and longer. Since L-Carnitine allows you to workout harder and longer, you will burn more calories and fat as a result.
The benefits of L-Carnitine also extend beyond fat loss.
L-Carnitine has been linked to mental and memory improvement, cardiovascular support, healthy skin, and boosting male fertility.
To easily gain these benefits of L-Carnitine, supplementation is your best option.
L-Carnitine can be taken in three ways: liquid, powder, and pill. Each of these forms of L- Carnitine is bioavailable and will produce the same results. The way in which you take in L-Carnitine is based on personal preference.
In today’s supplement world the highest quality and best performing L-Carnitine form is call L-Carnitine tartate.
As far as dosing goes, a common recommendation from doctors is to start out at 500mg of L- Carnitine with each meal, then adjust dosage based on personal results. Research by Dr Paul Greenhaff (Nottingham University in England) has shown that its muscle uptake and effects can be enhanced by taking it with a big serving of carbohydrates.