L-CARNITINE Description

Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine supplement contains 3000 mg of L-Carnitine extract with 5 mg of Vitamin B5 to help you notch up your performance to the next level. L-Carnitine is an amino acid derivative that helps improve exercise performance and endurance and fastens recovery from muscle fatigue after exercise. It plays a crucial role in energy production by oxidising fats to energy for long-duration trainingVitamin  B5 added to Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine is essential for fatty acid metabolismSo, L-Carnitine supplementation helps moderately reduce body weight, BMI, and fat mass. 

Benefits of Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine

1. Helps manage weight

L-Carnitine is a conditionally-essential nutrient that plays an essential role in energy production by transporting fatty acids into the cell mitochondriawhere fats are oxidised to produce energy, helping in weight management. Vitamin B5 also plays an essential role in fatty acid metabolism with carbohydrates and proteins. Thus Steadfast L-Carnitine can help lose weight when combined with a calorie-deficit diet and exercise.

2. Helps boost metabolism

L-Carnitine oxidises fatty acids as dietary fuel, which boosts metabolism and helps provide increased energy during exercise, helping athletes perform much better with more intensity and increasing weight loss. One burns more calories even if the body is at rest.

3. Boosts athletic performance

L-Carnitine helps preserve muscle glycogen and instead promotes fat oxidation, giving muscles more energy and improving athletic performance. It also helps in sparing the amino acids to be used as an energy source during exercise so they can be potentially available for new protein synthesis for muscle recovery. It decreases lactate accumulation in muscles, delaying fatigue and improving endurance. It also helps enhance stamina by increasing blood flow to muscles. All these factors boost athletic performance.  

4. Supports joint health

A few studies suggest L-Carnitine helps reduce the levels of C-reactive protein,  a biomarker of systemic inflammation. It also reduces levels of lipid per oxidation, which may cause pain and disability in arthritis patients. Research suggests persons with arthritis or joint pains have low carnitine levels, making supplementation with L-Carnitine helpful for them.

5. Reduces muscle fatigue

L-Carnitine works on fatty acid oxidation in mitochondria, generating energy, which is why supplementation with L-Carnitine improves exercise performance and reduces fatigue. L-Carnitine helps muscles recover after high-intensity exercise by reducing hypoxia and muscle injury induced during exercise. Vitamin B5 in Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine helps in red blood cell synthesis, increasing haemoglobin levels and providing more oxygen to cells, further reducing fatigue.

6. Manages cholesterol

Various research studies support that L-Carnitine could help reduce the total LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) or “bad cholesterol" levels and improve the HDL (High-density lipoprotein) or “good cholesterol” levelslowering the levels of fats. Vitamin B5 added to Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine supplement helps in fatty acid metabolism, preventing excessive fat from depositing in blood vessels and managing cholesterol.  

7. Improve Infertility

Researchers have found L-Carnitine might play an important role in improving infertility. L-Carnitine helps in sperm maturation, sperm motility and spermatogenesis; in females, it might help improve ovulation and pregnancy rate, particularly in women with PCOS in comparison with clomiphene citrate. Many studies are conducted to review this benefit of L-Carnitine supported by its role in reducing oxidative stress in cells.

8. Supports Heart Health

L-Carnitine plays an important role in managing heart health. Studies suggest L-Carnitine significantly reduces mortality rates by decreasing risks of ventricular arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and the onset of new angina (chest pain), which may be because of its ability to decrease the markers of inflammation and moderate oxidative stress in myocardial cells.

9. Manages Blood Sugar Levels

Insulin resistance is an important biomarker for the development of Type-2 diabetes. Mitochondrial dysfunction and defect in fatty acid oxidation in muscles may be associated with insulin resistance- studies support that supplementation with L-Carnitine helps reduce fasting blood glucose and insulin resistance because of fatty acid oxidation.

10. Supports brain functioning

L-Carnitine supplements may boost brain function because of their direct effect on mitochondrial dysfunction. Oxidative stress in neurons is mainly responsible for their degeneration, causing dementia, stress, impaired cognitive function or Alzheimer’s-like indications. L-Carnitine may support acetylcholine synthesis in neurons and alleviate mitochondrial dysfunction by removing toxic compounds associated with the degeneration of brain structures, which improves brain functioning, reaction time, vigilance, delayed recall, and response time. However, more research is needed in this field. 

11. Increases Muscle Mass

L-Carnitine supplementation improves nitrogen balance by enhancing protein and decreasing protein breakdown, apoptosis (cell death) prevention and reversing the effect of inflammation. This process increases muscle mass.

How should you take Steadfast Nutrition L-Carnitine?

Take 15 ml daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.

When should you take Steadfast Nutrition L-Carnitine?

Take 15 ml of L-Carnitine before or during the workout.

Who can take Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine?

Steadfast Nutrition’s L-Carnitine can be taken athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and weight watchers.