Thursday, 6 November 2008

L-Carnitine Info

L-Carnitine is a non essential amino acid, the body uses L-Carnitine by synthesizing it into the amino acids Lysine and Methionine.

Function of L-Carnitine

L-Carnitine have many roles but the ones that you would wish to gain from promoting growth to supporting the metabolic process, providing muscle energy and cell growth. L-Carnitine does this through the transfer of long chain fatty acids to Mitochondria.

L-Carnitine has been scientifically proven to mobilise long chain fatty acids, these long chain fatty acids such as Triglycerides are then transfered in to Mitochondria.

Mitochondria is a cells power plant as it generates the cells power through Adenosine Triphosphate (know as ATP).

How does this help me?

This means that your muscle will not fatigue so quickly giving you an extra boost with your reps while also helping with you regulate your metabolism and increase energy.

L-Carnatine in your diet

L-Carnitine can be found in many day to day foods such as

  • Avacado
  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk