You’ve decided to lose weight and so you’re getting on a healthy diet. You’ve started exercising…well you’ve done quite a lot. But, there is a way to improve the results of the aforementioned. Nutritionists believe that targeted nutritional supplements can dramatically enhance the effectiveness of the diet and will help you achieve your goals more rapidly. It may be hard to believe that something as simple as taking a few capsules a few times a day can make such a huge difference, but it can.
L-carnitine is involved in energy production. It is required for the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they are burned for energy. If you do not have adequate carnitine, fat burning is impaired. Obviously, if you have problems with burning fat, you want to make sure that plenty of carnitine is available to your cells. The benefits of carnitine supplementation are abundant. Carnitine’s positive effects on fat metabolism also translate into lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels. In addition,there is some indication that it may improve exercise tolerance in
healthy people, and many athletes take this supplement to improve physical performance. A form of carnitine called acetyl l-carnitine also
protects mitochondrial membranes by protecting a vital component called cardiolipin and because of this, may show promise in extending life span. Carnitine is better absorbed on an empty stomach, so I suggest taking it at least twenty minutes before breakfast and again at bedtime, two hours or so after eating. No toxicity or significant side effects have ever been reported with l-carnitine.