What is L-Carnitine?
L-carnitine is made in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine, and is needed to release energy from fat. It transports fatty acids into mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. In special situations of high energy needs, such as pregnancy or intense body exercise, the need for L-carnitine can exceed the production of the body, therefore, L-carnitine is considered a “conditionally essential” nutrient. It is also known to improve the sportsmen performance and ti reduce body fat if it exceeds the body’s need.
Where is it found?
It can be naturally found in dairy and red meat, therefore, people who have a limited intake of meat and dairy products tend to have lower L-carnitine intakes. It can also be found in drug stores as pills.
L-Carnitine for Sports and Fitness
This is a good supplement to take if you exercise, particularly if you participate in cardio activities, such as running. I also noticed that L-carnitine produces extra sweat when exercise , so you should be prepared with a large towel.
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