L-Carnitine (Tartrate 660mg) 500mg 90V's
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is primarily known for its ability to turn fat into energy. Long chain fatty acids are carried via L-Carnitine to cellular mitochondria, where they are burned to create energy.
L-Carnitine has important applications in matters such as exercise, heart health, weight control, neurological health and infant nutrition.
We produce small amounts of L-Carnitine on our own each day. Greater amounts of L-Carnitine are present in the heart and skeletal muscle. The best place to find L-Carnitine, however, is in the liver and kidneys. In total, adults have about 20 grams of L-Carnitine stored. Consequently, these stores are depleted as L-Carnitine leaves the body through urination. To replenish the bodyâ€™s supply of L-Carnitine, diet and supplementation are vital.
A good diet is important for maintaining healthy L-Carnitine levels, and can add 100-300 mg of L-Carnitine each day. Vegetarians should be especially vigilant on L-Carnitine supplementation, as much of the bodyâ€™s L-Carnitine supply comes from eating meat.
Even high-performance athletes who eat meat also run the risk of low L-Carnitine levels. L-Carnitine is depleted during strenuous exercise, and the athletesâ€™ tendency to load up with carbs and forget about meat can have similar results to vegetarianism. Researchers found that vegetarian triathletesâ€™ L-Carnitine levels tend to run especially low. These triathletes supplemented with L-Carnitine for 6 weeks and saw incredible results: L-Carnitine levels increased 27Âµmol/L to 100Âµmol/L and free L-Carnitine went from 10Âµmol/L to 85Âµmol/L. Life Choiceâ„˘ L-Carnitine is in a tartrate form for optimum results, and new research has shown this form to have even more benefits for athletes. The study, conducted by the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nottingham Medical School in England and published in the Journal of Physiology, found that L-Carnitine supplementation (in tartrate form) combined with carbohydrates increases muscular L-Carnitine content in recreational athletes. During low exertion exercise, this increase of muscular L-Carnitine led to glycogen sparing and increased fatty acid oxidation. During high exertion exercise, researchers noted a decrease in anaerobic energy production and a decrease in lactic acid buildup. Performance tests showed lower perceived exertion, as well as increased work output. To reiterate, L-Carnitine tartrate supplementation is a good idea for vegetarians and athletes of all stripes, not just those following rigorous exercise routines.
L-Carnitine also plays a factor in the aging process. Elderly adults often consume less meat, and therefore, have a shorter supply of both L-Carnitine and the nutrients required to produce it. This equals low energy levels. L-Carnitine tartrate supplementation addresses this issue and can restore some energy. Another aging issue L-Carnitine can help with is changing brain chemistry. A reduction of neurons and blood supply to the brain, combined with an increase of free radicals and decrease of antioxidants, contribute to the decline of mental faculties. A study found that 4g L-Carnitine tartrate/day resulted in significant improvement of mental clarity, compared to the placebo group. Seniors can benefit greatly from L-Carnitine supplementation.
In short, Life Choiceâ„˘ L-Carnitine is the ideal supplement for both old and young!
Helps reduce oxidized LDL-cholesterol levels in men and women.
Helps reduce circulating LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels in men and women.
Enhances exercise performance by facilitating glycogen storage during low intensity aerobic exercise.
Enhances exercise performance by balancing fuel utilization during high intensity aerobic exercise.
Recommended (oral) Dosage as per Health Canada Label Claims--Adults: Take 2 capsules, 3 times daily, on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner. Duration of use: May be used up to 7 days, except on the advice of a health care practitioner. Please note that these are therapeutic dosages from Health Canada; consult with your healthcare practitioner to see if these doses are appropriate for your personal healthcare needs.