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A question from one of our beautiful customers, Cindy in Washington, prompts me to write about the amino acid known as L-Carnitine.

This super antioxidant specifically benefits the brain and helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrion, the cells' energy generators.
L-Carnitine is produced throughout the liver and kidneys as a result of converting the amino acids Lysine and Methionine[1]
Lysine and Methionine are both present in the exact ratios you need in YTE®.
Because we include the real dose of YTE® in every serving of AminoBoosters, you are getting exactly what you need to produce L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine.
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As always, there's a lot of false information - "fake news -bout L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine. Don't worry about taking the wrong dosage and getting side-effects of artificial, cheaply produced, hard-sell supplements.
The YTE® in AminoBoosters produces exactly the right amount for you.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body. The body can convert this L-Carnitine to other amino acids called acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine. 
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is also known as MRM, Methylation and ALCAR and ALC. It's an acetylated form of L-Carnitine which is broken down in the blood to Carnitine which is used by the body to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria (the little energy centres in all of our cells) for turning into energy.
Carnitine is both a nutrient and made by the body as needed. It helps the body produce energy and impacts a variety of mental disorders including Alzheimer's disease, age-related memory loss, late-life depression, thinking problems related to alcoholism, and thinking problems related to Lyme disease
L-Carnitine is stored throughout your body[2].

L-Carnitines' main benefits include playing a crucial role in the oxidation of fat cells, which results in the body being able to utilise fat for energy more readily[3]. Carnitine also plays a crucial role in brain support[4], and acts as a powerful antioxidant which attempts to protect against age related degeneration[5].

The benefits of Carnitine are most often associated with the improvement of cognitive function and anti-aging/anti oxidant effects, including to improve the memory of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease[6].

It is also commonly used for fat burning effects. Studies have shown that the body can be more able to oxidise and therefore utilise fat-cells as a means of energy production, and to positively affect the body's response to insulin after a high carbohydrate meal[7]

The health benefits are most often associated with cognitive functioning and anti-aging. Studies have suggested that Carnitine can help improve memory, reduce stress and fight off neuron degeneration throughout the brain and also the nervous system.

Carnitine has a distinct ability to cross the blood-brain barrier where it acts as a potent antioxidant, protecting against age related cell death throughout the brain[8]. It may also then have a role in aging associated with excessive cell death caused by free radicals[9] - as Carnitine assists in the removal of free-radicals from the body. fat cells which

When the body is able to oxidise fat cells, this can assist in the production of energy and burning of fat. 

Without enough Carnitine in the system the body is unable to effectively transport fat cells into the mitochondria, which can therefore lead to the accumulation of fat due to the inability for them to be broken down and used as energy[10].

Other studies have shown that Carnitine can reduce the amount of muscle related oxidation during intense bouts of exercise[11], which is helpful for athletes wanting to effectively train harder and for longer, while also maximising your fat loss potential at the same time. This is why our customers who are athletes say only AminoBoosters give them the results they need.

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[1] Rebouche CJ. Kinetics, pharmacokinetics, and regulation of L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine metabolism. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004;1033:30-41

[2] Jim Stoppani. 2015. Your expert guide to L-Carnitine. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/your-expert-guide-to-l-carnitine.html. [Accessed 04 March 16].

[3] Wutzke KD, Lorenz H. The effect of l-carnitine on fat oxidation, protein turnover, and body composition in slightly overweight subjects. Metabolism. 2004 Aug 53(8): 1002-6

[4] C. Panneerselvam, P. Rani. Effect of L-Carnitine on Brain Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Enzymes in Old Rats. The Journals of Gernotology. 2001. series A,vol 57, issue 4.

[5] Bernard A, et al. L-carnitine supplementation and physical exercise restore age-associated decline in some mitochondrial functions in the rat. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Oct;63(10):1027-33.

[6] Jay W. Pettegrew, Clinical and neurochemical effects of acetyl-L-carnitine in Alzheimer's disease 1995. Neurobiology of aging. Vol 16, issue 1

[7] Galloway SD, Craig TP, Cleland SJ. Effects of oral L-carnitine supplementation on insulin sensitivity indices in response to glucose feeding in lean and overweight/obese males. Amino Acids. 2011 Jul;41(2):507-15.

[8] C. Panneerselvam, P. Rani. Effect of L-Carnitine on Brain Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Enzymes in Old Rats. The Journals of Gernotology. 2001. series A,vol 57, issue 4.

[9] D. Harman. Free radical theory of aging. Mutation Research/DNAging. 1992, Vol 275, Issue 3-6.

[10] Rebouche CJ. Carnitine. In: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th Edition (edited by Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M, Ross, AC). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, New York, 1999, pp. 505-12.     

[11] Spiering BA, et al. Effects of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation on muscle oxygenation responses to resistance exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2008 Jul;22(4):1130-5.

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  • February 27, 2017
  • Angela Wright MBE