Carnitine is a vitamin-like nutrient related to the Vitamin-B family. It is a physiological substance essential for energy production. This energy production process takes place in the mitochondria of the cell.
Although Carnitine was first isolated in 1905, researchers only recently discovered Carnitine’s extensive metabolic attributes, nutritional importance and its role in fat-burning.
I.B. Fritz and K.T.N. Yue (1)., physiologists from the University of Michigan, discovered that Carnitine actually accelerates fat-burning. It does so by helping fat penetrate the walls of the mitochondria of the muscle cells.
In more technical terms, the primary function of Carnitine is to facilitate the transport of fatty acids from the cell’s cytoplasm across the mitochondria membrane to the interior of the mitochondria where oxidation occurs (the fat-burning process).
Another way to look at Carnitine is to think of it as the “doorman” to the Muscle Hotel. Once
This process increases the rate of fat utilization for fuel. This is especially advantageous when your body is in
Carnitine also helps to remove by-products of fatty acid metabolism and other toxic compounds from within the cells. In a pilot study involving college students, subjects receiving 300mg doses of Super L-Carnitine experienced dramatic increases in aerobic capacity as determined by the MaxVO2 (maximal volume of oxygen consumed). This explains why Super L-Carnitine is used for both athletic performance (especially endurance athletes including cyclists and runners and
The Super L-Carnitine is a pre- and post-workout formulation. What does this mean?
Typically, a fitness enthusiast will take 1 tbsp (per 100lbs) with plenty of water 30 minutes before (pre) a cardiovascular workout (of at least 40 minutes continuous duration) and then another equal dose directly after (post) workout.
Even after you’ve completed the workout, your body continues to burn fat for up to 2 to 4 hours!
Suggested use: Take one (1) tablespoon for every 100 lbs of body weight. Total dosage to be split before and after each exercise session.
Super L- Carnitine is often used in combination with the Lipotropic Plus formula to aid in the breakdown (emulsification) transport and final oxidation of fat as it is used for energy during fat metabolism.