l-carnitine is a compound made up of the amino acids lysine and methionine. It is commonly used to reduce the fat stores within the body, increasing lean muscle mass (increased muscle mass allows the body to burn up to five times more calories when working out than that of fatty tissue), giving energy and reducing appetite. It can also be used as a supplement to aid in the treatment in heart-related conditions, allowing patients to exercise without the restriction of chest pain.
l-carnitine works best with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Results can be achieved with both aerobic and anaerobic exercise, increasing the amount of fat that can burned during both forms of exercise. A diet should be low in sugars and starches to obtain optimum results from supplementation.
The human body is able to produce levels of l-carnitine and much can be obtained from diet (dairy products, red meats and avocados), however many people find that supplementation is the only way to fully achieve results. Bodies require lysine, methionine and vitamins niacin, B6 and C to produce l-carnitine, often our diets lack these vital nutrients resulting in an increased reduction of l-carnitine.
500mg of l-carnitine per capsule. Other ingredients include gelatin, magnesium stearate (vegetable).
- May increase energy levels.
- May promote a reduction in appetite.
- May help to reduce fat deposits.
- May protect against diabetes.
- May increase lean muscle mass.
Take 1-2 capsules per day. Take approximately 30mins before physical activity. Do not exceed 4 capsules in any 24hr period.