L-carnitine l-tartrate (LCLT) is the biologically active form of Carnitine, an ammonium compound biosynthesized from methionine and lysine. Of the many ingredients included in most supplements these days, LCLT is one of the rare ingredients with a solid foundation of research behind it for use in humans, especially with regards to resistance training.
LCLT has been postulated to assist in the management of weight loss and metabolic syndrome in a variety of manners. LCLT has been speculated to increase the amount of fat burned during resistance training, and enhance the consumption of fat as a source of fuel. In addition, supplementation of LCLT can assist overweight individuals in managing their weight via mobilization of fatty deposits in adipose tissue (Pekala, et al., 2011).
LCLT supplementation has also been observed to favourably alter concentrations of hypoxanthine and xanthine oxidase following exercise, both known to be markers of metabolic stress. This occurs due to 1) the oxidization of AMP to hypoxanthine following the activation of adenylate kinase on a pool of ADP and hydrogen protons, and 2) the proteolytic cleavage of xanthine dehydrogenase, resulting in xanthine oxidase. By altering the concentration of these metabolic stress markers, LCLT prevents the generation of superoxide radicals formed during exercise and the immediate initiation of lipid peroxidation (Spiering et al, 2007).
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
Servings per Container: 60
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|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin and Magnesium Stearate
Take 1 capsule, 1 to 3 times daily with or without meals.
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