GEN-TEC NUTRACEUTICALS source, blend and package 100% pure pharmaceutical grade L-CARNITINE powder. L-CARNITINE supplementation is ideal for individuals with a goal of reducing subcutaneous body fat levels.
SUGGESTED USE: Mix 2g (1/2 tsp) of L-CARNITINE in 150mL water and consume 20 minutes before cardiovascular exercise or before bed. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
INGREDIENTS: 100% Pharmaceutical Grade L-CARNITINE Tartrate.
May contain traces of milk, soybeans, cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.
DISCLAIMER: Formulated Supplementary Sports Food. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and an appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.
Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.
Metabolise bodyfat, Improve endurance performance
L-Carnitine (LC) is a non-essential amino acid that plays an integral role in fatty acid metabolism and energy production. The successful metabolism of fats requires LC to collect available fatty acids and transport them to the muscle
cells for beta-oxidation (energy). Without LC the fatty acids wouldn’t effectively make it into the muscle cells to be broken down into energy.
LC plays a critical role in not only lipid and energy metabolism but also within nerve cells of the central nervous system (CNS) (Rebouche, 2012). Research shows that in the periphery skeletal muscle sites, LC is a co-factor for betaoxidation (metabolism of fatty acids)whereby it mops up available fats to be sent to the muscle cells for metabolism (Stephens et al., 2007, Kido et al., 2001). More specifically it translocate’s long chain fatty acids (LCFA) to the mitochondrial matrix where it can undergo beta –oxidation and enter the Kreb cycle for fat derived ATP re-synthesis (Stephens et al., 2007). This involvement in fat metabolism is also one way by which LC assists with energy levels during exercise. Therefore LC is commonly used to enhance fat loss and support the rate of energy production from fat. Moreover LC can reduce the amount of muscle damage experienced from hard training due to its antioxidant properties that cleanse the mitochondria (maintenance) (Stephens et al., 2007).
KIDO, Y., TAMAI, I., OHNARI, A., SAI, Y., KAGAMI, T., NEZU, J.-I., NIKAIDO, H., HASHIMOTO, N., ASANO, M. & TSUJI, A. 2001. Functional relevance of carnitine transporter OCTN2 to brain distribution of l-carnitine and acetyl-l-carnitine across the blood–brain barrier. Journal of Neurochemistry, 79, 959-969. REBOUCHE, C. J. 2012. L-Carnitine. Present Knowledge in Nutrition. Wiley-Blackwell. STEPHENS, F. B., CONSTANTIN-TEODOSIU, D. & GREENHAFF, P. L. 2007. New insights concerning the role of carnitine in the regulation of fuel metabolism in skeletal muscle. The Journal of Physiology, 581, 431-444.