L-Carnitine - the insider tip for all athletes
Carnitine is a vitamin-like active ingredient that is now one of the most popular dietary supplements in the fitness industry. It consists of the protein combination of the two essential amino acids methionine and lysine. Often carnitine is equated with a fat burner, but L-carnitine can do much more than a classic fat burner. For example, strength and endurance athletes can also benefit from supplementation with L-carnitine. In order for athletes to be able to perform regularly, it is important that the body has all the essential nutrients it needs to function during high levels of stress. Due to the constant physical stress athletes generally have an increased need for amino acids, vitamins and other important nutrients. Since this increased need is very difficult to cover the diet, therefore, a supplementation is recommended. L-carnitine supports the athlete in the most diverse processes and can therefore be the right supplement for different goals. Particularly popular is the intake of L-carnitine during a diet or definition phase. It is the ideal partner for these phases as it has a positive effect on the energy metabolism, regardless of whether you want to lose weight in the short or long term. By taking carnitine immediately before the sport one ensures that the fatty acids are transported faster to the mitochondria during the sport load. The fat metabolism is thus activated more. It can also increase muscle oxygen uptake, which can result in improved performance and increased muscle maintenance or muscle gain. Therefore, it is just as suitable for strength and muscle and for endurance athletes. In order to achieve the best effect from the supplementation with L-carnitine, the intake over a longer period is recommended. L-carnitine can be used for a short period of time as well, but for maximum benefits, continuous supplementation is recommended. Carnitine products are available as a ready-made drink in various delicious flavors, as well as tasteless and easy to dose in capsule form.