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Amino acids, anti-aging and fat burning

Amino acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements - all important in weight loss, anti-aging and your health - so you Get Your Boom! Back

Putting on weight or staying slim generally depends on our hormones.

Our hormones are largely dependent on what we eat. Certain amino acids stimulate the body to produce fat-burning hormones – naturally and in harmony with the body's needs. 

One important fat-burning hormone is the growth hormone (somatotropin, STH). We produce this hormone while we sleep. It stimulates protein synthesis and boosts fat oxidation. Overweight patients generally have lower STH concentrations, which often hinders weight reduction.

Some people resort to injecting this growth hormone which is very expensive at around £500/month. It is MUCH safer for our bodies be healthy enough to secrete this hormone naturally. Certain amino acids have been shown to help you do this.

Amino acids capable of this are:

  • Arginine
  • Glutamine
  • Methionine

These three amino acids are in YTE® within AminoBoosters, in the perfectly naturally-balanced ratio.

The synthesis of your growth hormones also requires vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and zinc - which you can get in the right doses from AminoSerne. AminoSerene is a perfect complement to AminoBoosters and Telomind.

(More information about amino acids here: getyourboomback.com/pages/about-amino-acids)


Studies show obese patients may have a carnitine deficiency

Carnitine is one of the amino acids synthesised in the liver from the two essential amino acids lysine and methionine. Both lysine and methionine are in YTE®. Carnitine acts as a carrier to transport long-chain fatty acids through your inner mitochondrial membrane.

Carnitine as a fat burner

Carnitine transports fatty acids more quickly and throws them into your "metabolic furnace".

So your body is burning fat instead of storing it.

Because of its fat-oxidising effect, carnitine is used for weight reduction and is often referred to as a “fat burner”.

Carnitine is synthesised in five steps that also involve the essential co-factors vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin and folic acid. A deficiency in any of these substances may limit carnitine biosynthesis.

Professor Luppa from the University of Leipzig wrote about the fat-burning capabilities of l-carnitine in 2004, saying, “in regards to the prevention of obesity, it can be said that current measures to improve the breakdown of fat are more effective than the propagated restrictions on fat intake in the diet. However, the precondition is the optimal functioning of the fat metabolism and its regulation. L-carnitine plays a decisive role as an essential co-factor in both cases. A deficiency in l-carnitine reduces the breakdown of fatty acids in the mitochondrial matrix due to its function as a carrier. L-carnitine is also important in regulating fat and carbohydrate metabolism for it is a substrate of the carnitine palmitoyl transferase (CPT).”

He went on to say, “restrictions in the availability of l-carnitine are not only recognisable in the adaptability of the lipid metabolism as the carbohydrate and protein metabolisms are also affected. As a consequence, reduced blood sugar levels and increased protein degradation can occur.”

Clear evidence carnitine can increase fat oxidation

Work by scientists in Switzerland and the USA proves carnitine can boost mobilization of fatty acids from the adipocytes (fat cells) and also increase oxidation of fatty acids in these cells.7

Carnitine supplementation during a calorie-reduced diet can lead not only to a significant decrease in the body fat compared to a placebo, but also to a simultaneous increase in fat-free muscle mass.8

Carnitine facilitates weight management

A 2013 clinical study showed dietary supplementation with L-carnitine in combination with motivational training, ensures significant weight loss. Study participants were able to lose an average of 400g of body fat within four weeks, without changing their diets or level of exercise. Waist circumference measurements showed an average decrease of 1.3cm.9

Glutamine counteracts fat storage

Glutamine converts to glucose in the kidneys without affecting the glucagon and insulin counts. So it contributes to the energy supply while being able to bypass insulin-induced fat storage.10

Glutamine counteracts the storage of dietary fats and helps regulate weight. One study showed that supplementation with glutamine in a high-fat diet resulted in a loss of body fat. Glutamine can reduce cravings for sugar and alcohol.11

The B-vitamins and zinc are vital for fat burning. Almost all of the B-vitamins stimulate the body’s ability to break down fat and are a nutritional source for the nerves.

The B-vitamins riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), biotin (B7) and cobalamin (B12) are responsible for controlling the metabolism and stimulating the breakdown of body fats.

Vitamin B2 is important as it quickly converts proteins, carbohydrates and fats to energy.

Many people, for example, talk about the importance of individual amino acids including Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Glutamine. Other people talk about the importance of Glutathione ...

Glutathione is a very simple molecule that is produced naturally all the time in your body. It is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein, otherwise known as amino acids, namely cysteine, glycine and glutamine. 

Your body is able to produce L-glutamine, from L-glutamic acid which is in YTE®.

So, cystein, glycine, glutamic acid, lysine, methionine … these are just some of the 23 amino acids in YTE®.

Cysteine and methionine are the only sulphur-containing amino acids. Methionine plays an important role in the synthesis of other proteins, such as carnitine or melatonine, and is important for the growth of new blood vessels, for example

I've written this article to explain more: https://www.getyourboomback.com/blogs/news/l-carnitine-acetyl-l-carnitine-yte-aminoboosters

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a mitochondrial fatty acid that is highly involved in energy metabolism. It is synthesized in the body and is a potent anti-oxidant compound. It works with mitochondria and the body's natural anti-oxidant defenses. 

Ensuring you have all 23 amino acids from the YTE® in AminoBoosters gives your body the best opportunity to have active mitochondria, good energy metabolism, anti-aging and anti-oxidant defenses.

Click here to get your AminoBoosters.

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1Rudman, D., Feller, A.G., Cohn, L., Shetty, K.R., Rudman, I.W. & Draper, M.W. (1991) Effects of human growth hormone on body composition Hormone research, Volume 36 supplement 1, (pp. 73-81)

2Merimee, T.J., Lillicrap, D.A. & Rabinowitz, D. (1965) Effect of arginine on serum-levels of human growth-hormone Lancet, Volume 2, issue 7414, (pp. 668-670)

3Welbourne, T.C. (1995) Increased plasma bicarbonate and growth hormone after an oral glutamine load, The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 61, issue 5, (pp. 1058-1061)

4Kasai, K., Kobayashi, M. & Shimoda, S.I. (1978) Stimulatory effect of glycine on human growth hormone secretion, Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental, Volume 27, issue 2, (pp. 201-208)

5Evangeliou, A. & Vlassopoulos, D. (2003) Carnitine Metabolism and Deficit – When Supplementation is Necessary? Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (pp. 211-219)

6Müller, D.M., Seim, H., Kiess, W., Löster, H. & Richter, T. (2002) Effects of Oral l-Carnitine Supplementation on In Vivo Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation in Healthy Adults, Metabolism, Vol. 51, issue 11, (pp. 1389-1391)

7Wutzke, K.D. & Lorenz, H. (2004) The Effect of l-Carnitine on Fat Oxidation, Protein Turnover, and Body Composition in Slightly Overweight Subjects, Metabolism, Vol. 53, issue 8, (pp. 1002-1006)

8Reda, E., D'Iddio, S., Nicolai, R., Benatti, P. & Calvani, M. (2003) The Carnitine System and Body Composition, Acta Diabetol, issue 40, (pp. 106-113)

9Odo, S., Tanabe, K. & Yamauchi, M. (2013) A Pilot Clinical Trial on L-Carnitine Supplementation in Combination with Motivation Training: Effects on Weight Management in Healthy Volunteers, Food and Nutrition, Volume 4, (pp. 222-231)

10Prada, P.O., Hirabara, S.M., de Souza, C.T., Schenka, A.A., Zecchin,H.G., Vassallo, J., Velloso, L.A., Carneiro, E., Carvalheira, J.B., Curi, R. & Saad, M.J. (2007) L-glutamine supplementation induces insulin resistance in adipose tissue and improves insulin signalling in liver and muscle with diet-induced obesity, Diabetologia, Volume 50, issue 9, (pp. 149-159)

11Bowtell, J.L., Gelly, K., Jackman, M.L., Patel, A., Simeoni, M. & Rennie, M.J. (1999) Effect of oral glutamine on whole body carbohydrate storage during recovery from exhaustive exercise, Journal Of Applied Physiology, Volume 86, issue 6, (pp. 1770-1777)



  • July 27, 2017
  • Angela Wright MBE