Benefits of L-carnitine

Benefits of L-carnitine

 

The supplement industry is full of products promising super human strength but you also have products that promise you exactly what you are getting from these supplements. But in the end what really matters is what is in these supplements and how can it benefit you. Amongst the plethora of substances present in combination or as standalone in these supplements, one substance that has recently gained popularity is L-carnitine.

What exactly is L-carnitine? L-carnitine is the synthesized form of amino acids, Lysine and Methionine. It takes part in cellular metabolism and 98% of L-carnitine is found in your heart, brain and skeletal muscles. But what does this actually do? It assists in carrying long-chain fatty acids into your cells which help in providing energy for your body.

Below are a few benefits of L-carnitine.

Heart Conditions. L-carnitine is very commonly used for heart-related conditions. In numerous clinical trials, it has proven to be effective in fighting angina alongside the conventional treatment which helps reduce the need for medicine and improve the ability of those with angina to exercise without chest pain or discomfort. In fact, taking L-carnitine after a heart attack has shown to reduce the chance of another heart attack.

For Kidneys. Your kidneys naturally produce L-carnitine and so people who have been diagnosed with or have any sort of kidney disease, they are recommended L-carnitine to help make up for the deficiency caused by your kidneys not functioning properly.

Diabetes Type 2.  Supplementing L-carnitine has proven to be beneficial for type 2 diabetes patients as it helps diabetics by increasing glucose storage, oxidation and also glucose uptake.

Bone Mass. Bone mass lose due to aging is a major concern amongst many senior citizens or even post-menopausal women. This obviously in turn leads to increase chance of fractures and arthritis amongst other diseases. Supplementing with L-carnitine can help slow down the process of bone loss and improve micro bone structural properties.

Fat Loss. L-carnitine helps transfer long-chain fatty acids to mitochondria where they are oxidized to produce energy. L-carnitine has also proven to effectively reduce fatigue and as an appetite suppressant. Thus, L-carnitine should be a key ingredient whenever you are on a diet, not only will it ensure that your body does not store fat but also increase your exercise capacity to help burn more calories.

 

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