In recent years, carnitine and all its forms have received quite a bit of spotlight in terms of its uses and its role in fat loss. The simple claim that had been thrown around was that It was this miracle fat loss tool that could melt away your fat like butter in a hot pan. However, a large number of critical supplement users and sceptics were quick to turn around and say that what had been claimed wasn't the reality and that carnitine was a useless supplement for fat loss.

So, What’s the Deal?

Would adding carnitine into our supplementation stacks be useful or not?

Let's break down carnitine into how It works and how you can find it a useful addition to your current stack.

The first rather large benefit of L-carnitine is that it has been shown to really improve an individual's overall workout performance by lowering one's levels of fatigue and blood lactate while simultaneously providing a slightly increased power output. While on the road to your leaner physique, this benefit proves to be extremely useful due to the fact that when you're in a deficit for prolonged periods of time, your body will fatigue faster and your general performance output decreases. As a result of this, you burn fewer calories with each session due to lower energy levels and slow down your fat loss. In other words, your lack of energy during sessions can be countered with this performance booster.

L-Carnitine may also provide a marked decrease in delayed onset muscle soreness (or the dreaded DOMS, as we know them) and increase androgen receptor density in muscle cells.  According to Dr. Layne Norton, more androgen receptors in muscle cells may mean that your current levels of anabolic hormones like testosterone may work more efficiently, and your body can respond more appropriately to these hormones. Keep in mind that while on the cut, your testosterone levels are going take a dip as you gradually get leaner and leaner so keeping them at good level will play a key role in keeping your hard-earned muscle while you dial down.

A benefit from a strain L-Carnitine known as L-Carnitine tartrate has been shown to also help with improvements in your recovery rate by decreasing muscle damage and soreness received from intense training sessions. Healing up faster means that you can go harder the next day and keep your workout rate up to burn as many calories as you can without being held back by the need to spend more time recovering or the horrid the soreness that comes from a heavy session. Finally, it does actually aid with fat loss. A few studies have been released showing that Carnitine doesn't benefit fat loss but a very recent meta-analysis has shown that Carnitine had an extremely positive effect on fat loss as a stand-alone agent. So yes, it does burn fat. However, keep in mind that fat loss shown in this meta-analysis was small.

Overall, carnitine has a bunch of useful benefits when it comes to dieting down and helping you get to a leaner you. Even though it's direct fat loss effects may be small, the main benefits it provides in helping you perform better, recover better and push harder are most definitely helpful. You work better in the gym; you get more bang for your buck and burn a whole lot more calories in the process.

Our verdict, Carnitine is a tool we'd definitely add to any fat loss arsenal.



SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS

NOW Foods Sports Liquid L Carnitine

NOW L-Carnitine Liquid has all of the properties of carnitine in a highly absorbable liquid form. Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that helps to maintain overall good health by facilitating the transfer of fatty acid groups into the mitochondrial membrane for cellular energy production.


Nutrex Liquid Carnitine 3000

L-Carnitine has been around for decades for one main reason…IT WORKS. It taps into the body’s fat supply by supporting the transport of fatty acids to the muscles’ mitochondria where they can be burned off as energy. Muscle contains the highest concentration of Carnitine in the body, which is why it is important for athletes.


SSA Carnitine Caps

L-carnitine is world renowned as a supplement for its fat loss properties. SSA uses the tartrate form which is especially effective in moving fatty acids into your cells to be burned for energy. As a result, your ability to burn fat and lose weight is accelerated and made more efficient.

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