L-Carnitine Benefits, Side-Effects and Dosage Full Information

L-carnitine is generally considered to be amino acid, although technically speaking, it is not an amino. It's like a vitamin and amino-like compound. It was first studied in 1950 and then it was called Vitamin BT. L-carnitine is composed of two types of amino acids, lysine and methionine found in our liver and kidney. However, it is stored somewhere else in the body. It plays a vital role in the production of energy in our body.

L-carnitine carries fatty acids into mitochondria. Mitochondria works like an engine in our cells. It turns these fatty acids into energy. Overall the thing is that L-carnitine helps to convert fat into energy. In bodybuilding, it is used as a supplement to increase performance and works as a fat burner. In this article you will know what L-carnitine is, what it works. Its dosage is how much and what time it takes to work and is it really you need.

What is L-carnitine?

Carnitine is of two types D-carnitine and L-carnitine. Its L form is biologically active. At the same time its D form is biologically inactive and it is not sold as a supplement. When you buy supplements, it may be written as anything from L-carnitine, L-carnitine L-tartrate or Propionyl-L-carnitine. Overall, everyone means the same. As we have already mentioned above, it is useful to help convert the fat in the body into energy.

That is why it is used as a fat burner. People who are leaning gains also use it. Although research says that the best way is to get it from food source. It is not used in such a good way when taken separately. It is found in decent amount in non-veg. But it is alos found in soybeans and milk in the veg. Our body makes L-carnitine itself and we get it from Non-Veg foods.

Benefits of L-carnitine:

1 It works like a fat burner: If you are gaining and taking L-carnitine then it prevents excess fat accumulation in the body. This will help you to gain some degree of lean gain.

2 It enhances the energy level: We have already told you that it takes fatty acids into cells where they are converted into energy. From this you make yourself energized. 

3 It improves performance: Instead of using the stored energy in your body muscles, the use of energy comes from fat first which improves performance.

4 Less Tiredness: Some research has also found that those who use L-carnitine have less tiredness than others. Well its direct reason is it burn fat and turn it into energy.

5 Increases Recovery: In addition to this, the recovery of muscles is intensified, blood flow increases and the body gets a good pump. Due to the high blood flow, the nutrients reach the place easily and rapidly in the body where they are most needed.

However here we would like to tell you that many research is done by companies that make or sell L-carnitine itself.

Side effects of L-carnitine:

Some side effects of L-carnitine have also been found, most of which are caused by overdose. Because of this, it can lead to jitter, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases the muscles may get weakened. Well I do not think that you would consider it a side effect - in some studies it has been said that due to L-carnitine, the problem of erectile dysfunction in men improves. Because of this, blood flow also increases towards the bottom and you can guess what is meant to increase the blood flow downwards.

Dose and what time should be taken:

It is important that you take the right dosage and take it at the right time to make it work properly. Research says that L-carnitine will only go into muscles when your insulin level is stable. This means that L-carnitine is needed for carbohydrate to work well, because the sugar level increases by carb. However, 1 gram of L-carnitine in the day is also effective, but its dosage is usually 2 to 3 grams per day. 

Whenever its dosage contains 30 to 40 grams of carb and 20 to 40 grams of protein than it works best. Overall, the thing to say is that take it with your diet. The best time to take this is after the workout, but you can take it anytime in the day. The only condition is that you should take it with high carb and high protein diet. If you want to use it as a fat burner, then use it in between two meals.

Top food for L-carnitine:

Beef - 81 mg in 85 grams
Pork - 24 mg in 85 g
Fish - 5 mg in 85 g
Chicken - 3 mg in 85 g
Milk - 8 mg in 227 mL

Should i take it or not:

If you eat non-veg and do not have any disease, then 99 percent right, your body is producing a reasonable amount of L-carnitine accordingly. There is no need to spend money for this. Even if you are a vegetarian, do not keep this in mind that your body lacks L-carnitine. The truth is that L-carnitine is a supplement without which your work will go very well. A new supplement in the field of Body Building comes everyday, it does not mean that you need every supplement. If you are eating well, doing workouts and there is no disease, then you do not need this supplement.

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