L-CARNITINE, FAT BURNER AND FOOD FOR YOUR MUSCLES
The L-Carnitine is considered one of the most effective nutritional ingredients for both weight reduction programmes and athletes who need to recover effectively after exercise.
The L-Carnitine is a very small molecule, soluble in water, which intervenes in the natural process of generating heat, triggering a temperature rise that will later lead to “fat burning” and to the reduction of fat tissue.
Origin of L-Carnitine
L-Carnitine was discovered in 1905 by the Russian researchers Gulewitsch & Krimberg in the muscles of mammals, proving that this substance was absolutely necessary for the biochemical functioning of muscle cells. Its name comes from the Latin carnis which means flesh.
Years later, in 1952, the German scientist Fraenkel concluded that L-Carnitine is a necessary nutritional component for our lives and named it ‘vitamin BT’.
As a dietetic substance, it is integrated to the organism by means of the animal protein intake or produced by the body, reaching tissues through blood flow. For the synthesis of L-Carnitine it is necessary a support of essential amino acids, mainly lysine and methionine, as well as ascorbic acid, niacin, pyridoxine and iron, being L-carnitine its active form.
What does our body use L-Carnitine for?
L-Carnitine enables free fatty acids to be transported into the mitochondria of cells to turn into energy. Without the activity of L-Carnitine, fatty bodies would tend to accumulate in muscle tissue, fat tissue and arteries.
The action of L-Carnitine on the muscle energy metabolism and the protection of the muscle tissue’s integrity, define it as an essential active substance for the physical and sports performance, besides helping lose fat in combination with physical activity.
Benefits of L-Carnitine
- L-Carnitine is necessary for producing and releasing energy, it is stored in our body and is quickly released as an energy supply, so it is widely used to increase sports performance and improve aerobic and anaerobic capacities1,2.
- It also improves the capacity for recovery and decreases muscle damage from specific muscle-building exercises1,2,3 .
How do we add L-Carnitine to our diet?
L-Carnitine is present in small amount in many foods, above all in meat, although it is also found in vegetable foods like carrots or tomatoes, and fruits such as peaches, pears and bananas. A healthy body is able to produce quantities of Carnitine (approximately 16 mg/day) according to needs from the union of the amino acids Lysine and Methionine.
L-carnitine can also be supplied as a dietary supplement in cases of extra energy intake and as an additional stimulus to fat metabolism. It is generally marketed in liquid form or in capsules for oral intake.
MARNYS® Products of Interest
Each vial of MARNYS® L-Carnitine incorporates 2000 mg of pure L-Carnitine with orange juice. It has got a pleasant taste and a rapid effect.
The action of L-Carnitine during muscle energy process increases physical performance by 11% 5.
Both L-Carnitine and vitamin B5 act in the fatty acid oxidation process, contributing to reducing fatigue and preserving muscle integrity 4
MARNYS® L-Carnitine Quality Assurance
MARNYS® counts on one of the most technologically advanced laboratories in the sector in Spain and Europe, with the best technical equipment and professional teams for the analysis of raw materials and the maintenance of quality and efficiency.
L-Carnitine is subjected to an identity test by means of infrared spectrophotometry and a quantification analysis of the active ingredients according to our purchase specifications. All this in order to verify the raw material and guarantee maximum purity.
MARNYS® – Martínez Nieto S.A. only works with suppliers certified by international quality certifications and agencies (GMP; ISO; IFS; Halal, Kosher certificates, among others) to ensure that they meet the high levels of quality required. MARNYS® active L-Carnitine ingredient has certified pharmaceutical quality registered as Drug Master File (DMF) submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The DMF supports the product’s regulatory requirements and proves its quality, safety, stability, purity, efficacy and GMP status.
The information presented on this website does not replace or exempt you from consulting with a healthcare professional about the use of food supplements. The authors of this information are not responsible for its misuse.
References: 1)L-Carnitine: Monograph. Alternative Medicine Review. 2)D.J. Sung et al. Science & Sports 3)Natural Health Product L-Carnitine. Health Canadá. 4)EFSA Journal 2010;8(10):1758. 5)Benjamin T. Wall et al. J. Physiol. 6)Francis B. Stephens et al. New J Physiol.