Connect
To Top


L-Carnitine: Fat-Burning Gasoline


The March ’12 IRON MAN featured an article titled, “The Ultimate Fat-Burning Supplement.” It was all about L-carnitine. According to the December ’11 Better Nutrition, “L-carnitine acts as a cargo train, transporting the fatty acids to the mitochondria and taking away the trash—by-products of the process that would be toxic if left in the cell.”

So L-carnitine helps out the mitochondria in the cells where fat is burned. That means it’s essential for optimal energy production.

Mitochondrial malfunction is also directly related to aging. As L-carnitine is a mitochondrial optimizer, it’s an anti-aging supplement as well. That may be the reason a study published in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental showed that L-carnitine helps middle-aged people recover better from exercise. Other studies have shown that effect in younger people.

In addition, L-carnitine can improve heart health because fatty acids are the main source of energy for that muscle. In fact, studies of more than 2,500 heart attack patients found that L-carnitine “significantly reduced deaths, chest pain and shortness of breath; improved recovery and lowered the odds of developing heart failure.

A study mentioned in the IRON MAN article showed that L-carnitine tartrate significantly increased androgen receptors in subjects. That’s one reason anabolic steroids are so effective.

Let’s see, better fat burning, anti-aging and heart-health effects and improved muscle-building potential. What’s not to like? The subjects took two grams of L-carnitine tartrate to boost anabolic receptors in muscle tissue. The suggested intake is one to three grams a day.

Instantized Creatine- Gains In Bulk

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Latest

  • Only Constant in Life is Change

    In all areas of life, it is important to have a backup plan which I like to refer to as Plan...

    IronManApril 7, 2020
  • Thinking About Competing? 

      Have you cruised through the pages of Iron Man Magazine, saw the photographs of the fitness competitors, and imagined yourself...

    IronManFebruary 25, 2020
  • Power Rack Training

    The big steel cage placed in front of the mirror at your gym is good for a lot more than just...

    ironashleyJanuary 14, 2020
  • Get Grounded For Good Vibes

      “Every human brain is both a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought” – Napoleon Hill   Your...

    irongraphicsDecember 20, 2019
  • Is Bread DEAD?

    Bread is often vilified when it comes to reducing fat, building muscle and overall health, but is bread really all that...

    irongraphicsMay 22, 2019
  • Train Your Mind for Peak Performance

    What is Flow?   Flow is the state of achieving optimal performance by being completely absorbed in the present moment. Individuals...

    ironashleyMay 3, 2019
  • Banana Vanilla Protein Pancakes

    Say goodbye to frozen waffles. We’ve got your new favorite high-protein breakfast option.   In a Blender combine: 1/2 cup old...

    ironashleyApril 26, 2019
  • The WorkOut Session

    We can separate people into two categories in the gym. No, not the dedicated versus the lazy. I am talking about those with genetically blessed calves...

    Cindy MamOctober 8, 2018
  • Pull Ups With Dr. Stuart McGill

    Improve speed, power, and neuro drive with this exercise created by a foremost authority in spinal biomechanics. In May of 2013,...

    Cindy MamOctober 4, 2018