“Without carnitine, you are not going to be able to break the fat down quick enough. It gives you the ability to transport fatty acids quicker.
Without that effect, and without carnitine in the tissue, it’s not going to happen. Your body will start breaking down protein, glucose, etc. for energy.”
~ Coach Trevor
L Carnitine is most commonly known to help the body produce energy by freeing up fatty acids, which has been said to aid fat loss.
It is often mistaken for an amino acid but it’s actually synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine.
Fatty Lipid Metabolism, or in other words; FAT LOSS. If you are looking to get shredded or keep unnecessary fat off, then 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.
BONUS: Carnitine has also been shown to reduce fatigue and serve as an appetite suppressant as well.
STUDIED AND RESEARCHED
Galloway, S. D., Craig, T. P., & Cleland, S. J. (2011). Effects of oral L-carnitine supplementation on insulin sensitivity indices in response to glucose feeding in lean and overweight/obese males. Amino acids, 41(2), 507-515.Wall, B. T., Stephens, F. B., Constantin‐Teodosiu, D., Marimuthu, K., Macdonald, I. A., & Greenhaff, P. L. (2011). Chronic oral ingestion of l‐carnitine and carbohydrate increases muscle carnitine content and alters muscle fuel metabolism during exercise in humans. The Journal of physiology, 589(4), 963-973.
Ho, J. Y., Kraemer, W. J., Volek, J. S., Fragala, M. S., Thomas, G. A., Dunn-Lewis, C., … & Maresh, C. M. (2010). l-Carnitine l-tartrate supplementation favorably affects biochemical markers of recovery from physical exertion in middle-aged men and women. Metabolism, 59(8), 1190-1199.
Volek JS, Kraemer et al. L-Carnitine L-tartrate supplementation favorably affects markers of recovery from exercise stress. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2002 Feb;282(2):E474-82.
Kraemer, W. J., Volek, J. S., French, D. N., Rubin, M. R., Sharman, M. J., Gómez, A. L., … & Hakkinen, K. (2003). The effects of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation on hormonal responses to resistance exercise and recovery. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 17(3), 455-462.