HealthWise – L-Carnitine: L-Carnitine Tartrate is the purest form of L-Carnitine. Its superior solubility makes this one of the most preferred derivatives of the naturally occurring L-Carnitine.
Fatty acid metabolism requires carnitine. Fatty acids are converted to fatty acetyl CoA, then combined with carnitine before they are carried into the cells power plants, the mitochondria, to be oxidized.
Supplementation is suitable for vegetarians, athletes and those wanting to maintain healthy body fat levels.
- 100% pure powder
- Pharmaceutical grade
- Purest form L-Carnitine
- Packed without fillers or flowing agents
- NO yeast, gluten, salt
- NO artificial flavours
- NO flowing agents
- NO preservatives
Congestive heart failure, irregular heart rhythms and peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the arms or legs) are all common consequences of cardiovascular disease. L-carnitine has been shown to support the cardiovascular system, even in the face of these consequences. 70% of the metabolic energy required by the heart is supplied by fatty acids. No other organ in the body has higher concentrations of L-carnitine.
Sports and muscle metabolism
During strenuous physical exercise, the body requires large amounts of glucose and fatty acids to produce energy. L-carnitine has been shown to reduce the respiratory quotient (RQ) in athletes. A lower RQ reflects more fatty acid burning and less glucose utilization. This glucose-sparing effect helps delay the onset of exhaustion and enhances performance. Improved performance has been confirmed by the improved VO2 Max (a measure of maximal aerobic capacity) of athletes using L-carnitine.
Dr. William Kraemer, from the Ball State Human Performance Laboratory, presented the results of a study on muscle soreness in “weekend warrior” athletes. It showed that L-carnitine tartrate, prior to high intensity exercise, is effective in assisting muscle recovery and reducing muscle soreness following exercise.
Fat metabolism and weight loss
Because of its vital role in fat metabolism, another obvious benefit of L-carnitine supplementation is in weight loss. Numerous animal and human studies have shown L-carnitine to promote muscle deposition instead of fat.
Because of its unique chemical properties, acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) is able to cross into the brain easily, providing neuroprotective benefits. Besides aiding in fat metabolism, ALC directly stimulates the production of acetylcholine, a powerful neurotransmitter. Many current studies of L-carnitine and age-related changes in memory or mood have shown L-carnitine to benefit or delay those changes.
Infertility research has shown approximately 30% of cases to be directly related to the man alone, and not the woman. One Italian study showed that 78% of men had improvement in sperm counts and motility with 3 grams of L-carnitine daily.
The best form of L-carnitine
L-carnitine can be found in many forms, including acetyl L-carnitine, L-carnitine tartrate, L-carnitine fumarate, and the most common form, L-carnitine base. The base form is ideal for liquid supplements, but in capsules or tablets, it can soak up water from the air and turn bad. Some large chemical companies have developed more stable forms that are ideal for capsules or tablets called L-carnitine tartrate and fumarate. The only form that can cross the blood-brain barrier is acetyl L-carnitine. It has found its unique use in “brain products.”
L-Carnitine (Tartrate) 2500mg
How to use
1 level teaspoon (4gram) preferable split into 2 servings throughout the day.