08 Oct “No Coffee Just L-Carnitine”
Whats going on good people? This week I’m back with one of my favorite products L-Carnitine by ISatori. Since I have started my early morning runs again, I’ve been having trouble getting my energy up which is causing my times to be slower than usual. Even though it’s not necessarily a bad thing I am eager to shave off a mile free running within 10 minutes tops for a while that’s been a goal of mine. When I first started running in the mornings I used to get loaded up on caffeine and then hit the streets. However, we all know how ugly the crash that caffeine causes can be so I began looking for another solution. Since I am so sleepy when I wake up at 6 am to run I learned that it was essential to have a product that would kick in quickly and provide me with the energy I needed to workout.
That product is no other than L-Carnitine! It gives you a big boost of energy without a crash and tastes amazing. All you need is a half cap full of this stuff and your ready for action (well at least I am). L-Carnitine gets me pumped and can also help you sweat more by temporarily speeding up your metabolism which is great if you’re looking to shed some weight. Another benefit of this product is it provides muscle recovery and helps with soreness so really it’s like an ONE STOP SHOP. So if you have problems getting up and having the energy to workout this is the quickest easiest solution you’ll ever find. Ditch the Coffee all you need is a half cap of L-Carnitine – JC
Below is some additional information about L-Carnitine
L-carnitine’s bona fide role as a fat-burning supplement is well-established. During bulking periods, it can help limit fat gains and make a “cleaner” bulk. If you’re cutting, it can help transport the fat you have into your cellular furnaces to get burned as energy.
Burning fat as fuel: Some of the most interesting recent research into L-carnitine supplementation focuses on how it can enhance athletic performance. In one study, University of Nottingham Medical School researchers had one group of athletes consume 2 grams of L-carnitine along with 80 grams of a high-glycemic carb first thing in the morning and four hours later for 24 weeks. Another group only took the carbs.
The researchers found that during low-intensity cycling, the subjects taking L-carnitine burned 55 percent less muscle glycogen while increasing the body’s ability to burn fat by 55 percent. During high-intensity cycling, the subjects taking L-carnitine had lower levels of lactic acid and higher levels of creatine phosphate, one of the primary building blocks of ATP.
Fatigue resistance: When the Nottingham researchers measured the subjects’ ability to resist fatigue during a cycling test, they found that subjects taking L-carnitine were able to go more than 25 percent longer. This was likely because they burned more fat while preserving muscle glycogen, in addition to having lower levels of lactic acid and higher levels of creatine phosphate.
Eating carbs without getting fat: The UK researchers also found that despite having an extra 640 calories of fast-digesting carbs in their daily diet, the subjects taking L-carnitine gained no additional body fat. The group taking the carbs without L-carnitine, on the other hand, gained more than 5 pounds of body fat.
Decreased Muscle Soreness, Improved Recovery: In a number of studies on human subjects, L-Carnitine doses of just 1-2g per day have been shown to significantly reduce muscle damage from strenuous exercise, and improved recovery to exercise.[3-6] L-carnitine has also been shown to decrease muscle soreness. The best part? It wasn’t rats doing these workouts. It was healthy, active men and women.
Better blood flow and pumps: L-carnitine’s performance benefits not only stem from its ability to increase fat burning and decrease glycogen use, but also from the way it can enhance blood flow to the muscles. Increased blood flow means more nutrients and hormones go where they’re needed most during exercise.