As an athlete for more than 20 years, I’ve tried more supplements than I can count. Some made a noticeable difference; most didn’t. Because of that, I keep the list of things I suggest everyone take short, but one supplement that tops the list is L-Carnitine. I take it daily and wouldn’t dream of going without it. Here’s what you should know about this powerful and effective amino acid.
What Is L Carnitine?
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that aids in metabolism and cellular function. Because your body can make it on its own, it is considered a nonessential amino acid. However, your body makes it by synthesizing it from two essential amino acids, methionine and lysine, which your body can’t make on its own and must be consumed from food or supplements. Because many people are deficient in these two amino acids, they are also deficient in L-Carnitine.
What Are the Benefits of L Carnitine?
Most people who are familiar with L-Carnitine know it as a fat-loss supplement. While it is indeed effective at boosting fat metabolism, L-Carnitine has a host of additional benefits with which most people are less familiar.
- Fat Loss
L-Carnitine aids with fat loss by transporting fatty acids into the cell mitochondria, allowing them to be burned for energy rather than stored as unsightly body fat. This increased energy also elevates training capacity, meaning you burn more calories in your workouts.
- Increased Endurance
One of the first things I noticed when I began supplementing with L-Carnitine was that I didn’t get tired as quickly in the gym. I found myself able to do one more set of a heavy lift or knock out a cardio session at the end of a tough workout.
- Faster Recovery
L-Carnitine helps your body use the calories you consume more efficiently, which leads to faster muscle recovery and quicker gains in the gym.
- Enhanced Cognition and Brain Function
I started taking L-Carnitine back in college. A surprising but welcome benefit I saw after a few weeks was that my focus and mental clarity had improved. If your diet is lacking in the two amino acid precursors of L-Carnitine, this benefit will be even more perceptible once you start supplementing.
- Slower Aging
L-Carnitine can slow down the aging process by protecting cell health. I’ve been taking it for almost 20 years, and people are shocked when I tell them I’m 39!
- Stimulant-Free Energy
Because L-Carnitine is so efficient at providing the mitochondria of your muscle cells with fatty acids, the best energy source available, it gives you energy to power through a workout without the jittery, the overly amped feeling caused by stimulant-laced pre-workout supplements.
How Should I Take L Carnitine
L-Carnitine is best taken twice a day with a meal and plenty of water. I recommend taking two pills of TopTrainer Tighten™ with breakfast and two with dinner.
Tighten™, a premium toning supplement for both men & women, is designed to reduce stubborn fat areas around the stomach, waist, hips, and thighs. This stimulant-free, L carnitine supplement will help you lose weight by curbing the cravings and the urge to snack.