Category - L-Carnitine

Carnitine is biosynthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine. L-carnitine has been increasingly popular as a potential ergogenic aid because of its role in the conversion of fat into energy. Its claims for a weight loss agent are based on the assumption that oral supplementation increases intracellular concentrations of L-carnitine. This would increase the fat oxidation and reduce body’s fat reserves. However, several studies have shown that oral carnitine ingestion does not change muscle carnitine levels and does not promote weight loss.