More than meets the eye L-Carnitine is a very popular and commonly used health supplement for fat loss, it has been around for a long time and it is the staple of many people’s health and fitness stacks, and for a very good reason. L-Carnitine has numerous benefits in the body including breaking down and shuttling fats into the mitochondria of the muscles where it can be used as a fuel source. Carnitine also works as an antioxidant and anti-catabolic agent. Carnitine also increases the body’s utilisation of glucose which results in further potential to use the energy before it is stored as fat. The most exciting aspects of Carnitine are actually in most cases unrealised by the consumer as they don’t understand that the hybrids of carnitine used to ensure the carnitine crosses the blood brain barrier such as Acetyl, Tartrate or Fumarate all add their own various and phenomenal benefits themselves. You see, pure Carnitine does not cross the blood brain barrier so in simple terms the majority is wasted.
However, add Acetyl choline and you not only cross the blood brain barrier and therefore ensure carnitines optimal effectiveness but as a bonus you dramatically increase your brain optimisation and cardiac function. Athletes will reap great benefits with the increased speed of messaging between the brain and muscles as reflex speed and co-ordination is enhanced. Another popular form is the carnitine tartrate, much like acetyl this ensures optimal uptake of the carnitine and the tartrate itself works its own magic such as the very exciting increased sensitivity of androgen and anabolic receptors. This in turn increases IGF, GH and Free testosterone availability and effectiveness in the body. This leads to a massive clinically proven increase in both muscle gain and recovery. Carnitine Fumarate is another top form of carnitine and the fumarate works in conjunction with the carnitine by increasing cellular energy and increases overall performance and brain and cellular stimulation without increasing the heart rate.
Carnitine Fumarate is therefore a great option for increasing athletic performance whilst reducing fat and increasing muscle tone. As you can see, Carnitine hybrids such as those described above provide the body with numerous incredible health and performance benefits and it’s easy to see why it remains one of the most popular and utilised tool by athletes worldwide. ASN happen to have one of the top selling Carnitine formulas in Australia due to the unique formulation which contains a perfect combination of Carnitine Fumarate with Carnitine Tartrate which creates a tag team
Written by James Read