L-Carnitine: All-Around Benefits

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What is L-Carnitine?

Your body is like an intricate city, made up of tons of roads and lights that connect, to let everyone get where they need to go. Just like a city needs a power grid to function, your body does as well.

Every cell in your body contains tiny organelles called mitochondria, or as you might refer to them, the powerhouses of the cell. Coined by the American cell biologist Philip Siekevitz in 1957, these “powerhouse” organelles are responsible for releasing energy from food.  

Carnitine, an amino acid found in nearly all cells in your body, plays a crucial role in energy production by escorting long-chain fatty acids to your cells’ mitochondria, where they produce energy.

Carnitine for Weight-Loss

As obesity rates soar, more and more Americans are developing type II diabetes and as a result, are producing a syndrome doctor’s now refer to as “diabesity”; a form of diabetes which typically develops in later life and is associated with being obese. Studies have shown that in addition to helping the mitochondria burn fat as energy, carnitine is also vital for removing waste build-up from the mitochondria. Build-up of mitochondrial waste is one of the key factors contributing to insulin resistance, which promotes high blood sugar levels and obesity. Obesity, along with age, contributes to low carnitine levels in the body. Restoring carnitine levels to their youthful values is an effective way to break this vicious cycle. Studies confirm that L-carnitine decreases body weight, food intake, and fat composition, while improving insulin resistance.

Carnitine for Heart Health

Along with weight-loss assistance, L-Carnitine supplementation helps maintain normal heart function and prevents the progression of heart muscle damage. On April 13, 2013, a study performed by the Mayo Clinic was released that looked at 3,600 patients and found huge cardiac benefits in those who supplemented with L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine supplementation also assists in areas of heart-related chest pain, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart complications of a disease called diphtheria, heart attack, leg pain caused by circulation problems (intermittent claudication), and high cholesterol.

Carnitine for Brain Function

L-Carnitine supplementation has also been shown to have positive effects on brain function. Some animal studies suggest that supplementing with L-carnitine can help prevent age-related mental decline and improve learning markers. Human studies indicate that supplementing acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) daily will help reverse the decline in brain function associated with Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

Carnitine for Muscle Gain

L-Carnitine has also been proven in multiple studies to help increase androgen receptors, allowing greater amounts of free testosterone to be used by developing muscles. Thus strength gains occur, allowing both men and women to grow lean muscle and support heavier lifting over time.

Carnipure®

We took L-Carnitine even further by creating L-Carnitine 5000 mg with Carnipure®. Carnipure® is a special grade of L-Carnitine, manufactured by the Swiss company Lonza. Lonza’s Carnipure® formula has been renowned for 30 years and aids in blood flow, reducing metabolic stress, decreasing muscle soreness and improving recovery time. As well as aiding in weight management by breaking down fatty-acids and converting them into energy in the form of ATP, which not only provides energy but also increases beta-oxidation, resulting in glucose sparing and decreased breakdown of amino acids for energy production.

L-Carnitine has been a staple of the body building community for decades and for years has been supplemented into the diets of bodybuilders and men and women alike, to promote muscle growth, burn fat, speed recovery and reduce fatigue. Whether you’re looking to shed some fat, support heavy lifting or protect your heart, L-Carnitine 5000 with Carnipure® can help. Try our best tasting L-Carnitine 5000 mg with Carnipure® today!

Daniella Passwaters