Carnitine – The Fat Burner

This wonderful vitamin/amino acid like compound will help your body burn fat for energy.

It does this by bonding with long chain amino acids, forming Acylcarnitines which enable the Carnitine to enter the energy powerhouse that is the mitochondria. Once in the mitochondria, the Acylcarnitine can be broken down to form ATP which is used by the entire body for energy.

Therefore Carnitine not only increases your energy levels, but it also helps you directly burn fat!

Consume (on average) 2-4g of Carnitine per day to reap these benefits.

References

Llewellyn, W. (2009). Sport Supplement Reference Guide. Carnitine. FL: Molecular Nutrition LLC of Jupiter.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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