L Carnitine 300g

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Punish L Carnitine is made from pure L Carnitine Base.

L Carnitine Base is the strongest of all the L Carnitine products and the most functional when it comes to fat loss transportation. Punish L Carntine base is 100% L Carnitine. Most Other Carnitine products are only 60%.

There are no additives and no fillers only Pure L Carnitine base which dissolves instantly in water and has no taste.



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L Carnitine

Assists fat loss by transporting fatty acids into the cell for energy production). L-Carnitine has also been shown to help relieve fatigue, prolong attentiveness, burn body fat, enhance immune function, and enhance energy metabolism and may help to lower blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels through its increased fat utilisation. As an antioxidant, L-Carnitine can help protect nerves from damage caused by free radicals.

No Flavours, Sweeteners or Colours.

  • Assists Fat Transportation
  • Supports Brain Function
  • Helps Reduce Fatique
  • Anti Oxidant
  • Supports Liver Function
  • Supports Immune System


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Top 10 Reasons to Use Carnitine

by Charles Poliquin
12/13/2011 4:27:23 PM

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Taking carnitine  is one of the simplest things you can do to lose weight and raise your energy levels. The cool thing about carnitine is that by elevating the amount of carnitine stored in your muscles, you will see improvements in your quality of life. Fat loss and more energy are two of these benefits, but taking carnitine is known to improve work capacity, increase performance, speed your recovery from intense exercise, and make your brain work better. It will also prevent oxidative stress that leads to longer term health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic inflammation.

A recent study in The Journal of Physiology provides groundbreaking evidence that carnitine supplementation can improve athletic performance, something that researchers have had trouble proving for years. Emerging research on the benefits of carnitine for health make it time to revisit this amino acid. Let’s look at the top ten health benefits of elevating your carnitine levels with a focus on achieving optimal body composition

1) Take Carnitine to Burn Fat: The Basics
Carnitine is an amino acid composite that is made from lysine and methionine.

Carnitine is a potent fat burner because it is responsible for the transport of fats into the cells to be used for energy in the body. By raising the level of muscle carnitine, you support the fat burning process, and because your body becomes more efficient at processing fuel, it will increase your energy levels. Elevating carnitine will also improve physical performance by burning more fat, sparing glycogen, clearing muscle lactate, and increasing anabolic hormone response.

3) No Need For Carbs: Carnitine for Fat Loss
The new study in The Journal of Physiology, which I will highlight below starting with #5, showed that taking carnitine with carbs is effective for elevating muscle carnitine levels and improving athletic performance. But carbs aren’t necessary as long as you get adequate omega-3s. A study in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism showed that combining carnitine, omega-3s, and polyphenols resulted in lower blood lipid levels and better cellular energy production, which has the implication of fat loss if the study had been of longer duration—it was only 12 weeks.

Researchers found that triglycerides were lowered by 24 percent and free fatty acids decreased by 29 percent compared to a placebo group that had no changes. These changes indicate healthier markers of cholesterol, better energy use, and fat burning that will lead to fat loss. Additionally, genes that increase fat burning in the body were “activated” indicating a better metabolic profile. Take note that the polyphenols were included to raise antioxidant levels and fight oxidative stress that leads to chronic inflammation and poor cardiovascular health, among other things. They are not necessary for the carnitine to work its magic.

4) Carnitine Fights Visceral Belly Fat
Visceral belly fat is one of the toughest fats to lose once you’ve got it, and it causes numerous health problems. Once you begin to gain visceral fat around the belly, it will lead to fat gain within the organs such as the liver, the heart, or even in muscle. Fat gain in the liver leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, while epicardial fat is a type of visceral fat that is deposited around the heart and is considered a metabolically active organ, altering heart function.

Raising your carnitine levels will fight this visceral fat gain because it increases fat burning, which has the effect of taking triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins out of the system so that they don’t build up causing high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. A new research study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology illustrates this. Researchers gave a carnitine supplement to mice who were fed a high-fat diet in order to make them gain weight. In comparison to a group of mice fed a placebo, the carnitine group gained substantially less visceral and subcutaneous fat (fat that is right below the surface of the skin that you can pinch with your fingers). The placebo group exhibited the beginning stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis, neither of which were evident in the carnitine group.  

5) Take Carnitine To Improve Performance
The study in The Journal of Physiology is the first to show that muscle carnitine content can be increased in humans through diet . Once carnitine is elevated, metabolism in the body is dependent on the intensity of exercise, allowing for better energy use and performance.

Researchers gave a placebo or a supplement of carnitine  and carbs (2 g carnitine with 80 g of carbs twice a day) to experienced athletes who were training for a triathlon three to five times a week. At various points throughout the study subjects performed the following exercise tests: two thirty-minute repeated bouts of exercise (the first at 50 percent of maximal oxygen uptake and the second at 80 percent), followed by an all-out 30-minute performance trial.

After 24 weeks of supplementation, the carnitine group increased performance from baseline by 11 percent in the exercise trials compared to no improvement in the placebo group. Participants who took carnitine also rated the trial and the exercise bout they performed at 80 percent of max to be easier than at baseline, while the placebo had no difference in rating of perceived exertion (RPE).

Two key points from this study are essential for making carnitine supplementation effective at elevating performance. First, it takes a long supplementation period to raise muscle carnitine levels and reap the benefits of improved energy production. In this study after three months there were no changes in performance or RPE from baseline, but after 6 months those improvements were pronounced and statistically significant. Somewhere between 3 and 6 months is the magic number, meaning taking carnitine is a lifestyle supplement just like omega-3s are.

Second, carnitine doesn’t accumulate or “load” in muscle unless accompanied by high insulin concentrations. This explains why many previous studies have NOT shown increases in muscle carnitine after taking it in multi-gram doses.  That is why the carnitine was taken with carbs in this study—the carbs triggered insulin release, which allowed the carnitine to load into the muscle. Take note that there is a big focus in the health world on minimizing insulin secretion from carbs for optimal body composition. This is critical, but be aware that insulin is actually a potent anabolic hormone if the cells are sensitive to it and if appropriate levels are present.

Pairing carnitine with carbs is one option, but as shown in #3, carnitine can also be paired with omega-3s, which may be more appropriate for individuals whose primary goal is to lose fat. In my experience, best fat loss results come from a 5 to 1 ratio of omega-3s to carnitine. If you’re taking 20 grams of omega-3s, you’d pair it with 4 grams of carnitine. But, if you’re more conservative with your omega-3 supplementation (remember, I like a high dose and typically recommend 1 to 1.5 grams of omega-3s per percent of body fat) you can start with 1 to 2 grams of carnitine and work up to 4 grams, which was the dose used in this study.

6) Increase Work Capacity With Carnitine
Another benefit of raising carnitine levels is that you’ll have a greater work capacity, but it will not feel as physically difficult.  You’ll be able to lift more weight, complete more reps, or run faster and longer, but with more ease. This is because higher muscle carnitine levels help decreases pain, muscle damage, and markers of metabolic stress from high-intensity exercise by decreasing lactic acid production.

A higher level of carnitine increases energy production, but it also has the effect of accelerating muscle buffering by maintaining the pH of the muscle and minimizing the accumulation of hydrogen ions.  Basically, carnitine helps eliminate the byproducts of intense exercise that cause pain and muscle damage (the burning you may feel when training hard), allowing you to work harder.

In the Journal of Physiology study, results show how higher muscle carnitine levels increase work capacity by reducing lactate accumulation in the muscles. Following the exercise bout at 80 percent of maximal, muscle lactate buildup was 44 percent lower in participants that supplemented with carnitine compared to the control group. Following the exercise bout at 50 percent of maximal, the carnitine group used 55 percent less muscle glycogen than the control group indicating that they burned more fat for fuel and had improved energy production.

The combination of less lactate buildup and greater fat burning in the two exercise bouts allowed the carnitine group to increase work output by 35 percent, while having a lower RPE.  In simple terms, taking carnitine is a no-brainer if you want to improve body composition by burning more fat and be able to train at a higher level!

7) Enhance Recovery with Carnitine
Take carnitine to speed both short- and long-term recovery from intense training and you’ll have less pain, soreness, and feel more energized. Muscle lactate buildup is a limiting factor that inhibits performance and causes muscle pain, meaning that if you produce less of it and are able to clear it faster, you will have a faster recovery.

Taking carnitine will also support an anabolic response to exercise by up-regulating the androgen receptors, which will “help to mediate quicker recovery,” according to one research group. Two studies led by William J. Kraemer tested the hormonal response to taking carnitine tartrate. In one of these studies, supplementing with carnitine for 21 days produced an increase in the resting content of the androgen receptors that bind with testosterone, indicating a better anabolic environment. Following resistance exercise, participants also had increased androgen receptor content that indicated greater cellular uptake of testosterone and increased protein synthesis. Enhanced protein synthesis allows tissue that was damaged during training to regenerate faster and speed recovery.  

The second study also had participants take carnitine or a placebo for 21 days and found that after intense resistance training, the carnitine group had reduced muscle tissue damage (assessed by MRI) and increased IGFBP-3 levels (a binding protein that promotes tissue synthesis). Researchers suggest carnitine supplementation helps promote recovery  by producing “more undamaged tissue, (and a) greater number of intact receptors that would be available for hormonal interactions.”

8) Improve Cognitive Performance with L-Carnitine and Increase Motivation
L-carnitine will give you superior brain function and increase motivation, meaning it’s a great supplement for people who want to lose weight but feel unmotivated to exercise. L-carnitine helps DHA omega-3 fish oils work their magic on the brain— this form needs to be taken with omega-3s in order to facilitate fat burning for energy in the brain.

L-carnitine is a powerful antioxidant and can detoxify the brain of heavy metals. For depressed people or those who need to lose weight, it works wonders on motivation and self-initiative, both with training and work-related tasks. And by L-carnitine, you’ll still benefit from improved energy, physical performance, work capacity, and a speedy recovery, all benefits to help you achieve a lean physique.

A number of research studies support the use ofl-carnitine for a better brain. For example, a new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology found that giving patients with liver dysfunction
L-carnitine significantly improved their physical function, general health, overall mood, and well-being. They also reported less depression and anxiety.

9) Prevent Diabetes and Improve Insulin Health With Carnitine
Carnitine is emerging as a supplement that can prevent diabetes because of how it improves fat metabolism. It can counter the diseases of metabolic syndrome by preventing  atherosclerosis, and supporting cardiovascular health, while inducing fat loss.

Plus, raising carnitine levels will fight related diabetes factors because it has antioxidant properties, meaning it abolishes free radicals and reduces oxidative stress.  The key to improving your insulin health and losing fat with carnitine is to understand that the following interrelated factors must be present for this method to be effective:

A) Take carnitine with omega-3 fish oils. Remember, a 1 to 5 ratio is suggested.

B) Adopt this supplementation protocol as a lifestyle habit, not a onetime thing. Research shows androgen receptors are up-regulated after three weeks, triglycerides are improved after three months, but muscle carnitine level isn’t elevated for close to six months.

C) A high-protein diet and exercise will make it much more effective

10) Carnitine Supplementation Counters Cachexia or Wasting Disease
Raising carnitine levels can counter cachexia or wasting syndrome that is associated with diseases including cancer, AIDS, heart disease, and lung disease. Although this is not a common problem among the Poliquin readership, it should be mentioned here because carnitine supplementation is able to restore metabolic parameters in individuals with cachexia and thereby help fight the progression of life-threatening diseases.

Cachexia is characterized by progressive weight loss, muscle loss, cognitive decline, poor insulin health, inflammation, and poor organ function, among other things. Emerging evidence shows that in patients with cancer cachexia, carnitine is depleted and metabolism is impaired. A new study in Cancer Biology and Therapy found that giving carnitine to mice with cancer cachexia improved their lean mass, increased energy metabolism, and decreased cholesterol levels. It didn’t affect cancer tumor growth, but carnitine minimized the other negative health effects that contribute to a decline. A second study in the journal Amino Acids showed that giving carnitine to rats with cancer cachexia restored lipid and energy metabolism back to the values seen in healthy control rats.

Wall, B., Stephens, F., Constantin-Teodosiu, D., Marmuthu, K., Macdonald, I., Greenhaff, P. Chronic Oral Ingestion of L-Carnitine and Carbohydrate Increases Muscle Carnitine Content and Alters Muscle Fuel Metabolism During Exercise in Humans. The Journal of Physiology. 2011. 589, 963-973.

Pekala, J., Patkowska-Sokola, B., et al. L-Carnitine—Metabolic Functions and Meaning in Humans Life. Current Drug Metabolism. May 2011. Published Ahead of Print.

Sahlin, Kent. Boosting Fat Burning with Carnitine: An Old Friend Comes Out From the Shadow. The Journal of Physiology. 2011. 589(7), 1509-1510.

Malaguernera, M., Bella, R., et al. Acetyl-L-Carnitine Reduces Depression and Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. June 2011. 46(6), 750-759.

Radler, U., Stangle, H., et al. A Combination of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Polyphenols, and L-Carnitine Reduces the Plasma Lipid Levels and Increases the Expression of Genes Involved in Fatty Acid Oxidation in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and HepG2 Cells. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2011. 58, 133-140.

Kang, J., Lee, W., et al. Improvement of High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity by a Mixture of Red Grape Extract, Soy Isoflavone, and L-Carnitine: Implications in Cardiovascular and Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease. Food and Chemical Toxicology. September 2011. 49(9), 2453-2458.

Silverio, R., Laviano, A., et al. L-Carnitine Induces Recovery of Liver Lipid Metabolism in Cancer Cachexia.Amino Acids. April 2011. Published ahead of Print.

Liu, S., Wu, H., et la. L-Carnitine Ameliorates Cancer Cachexia in Mice by Regulating the Expression and Activity of Carnitine Palmityltransferase. Cancer Biology and Therapy. July 2011. 12(2), 125-130.

Jeukendrup, A., Randall, R. Fat Burners: Nutrition Supplements that Increase Fat Metabolism. Obesity Reviews. October 2011. 12(10), 841-850.

Kraemer, W., Volek, J., et al. The Effects of L-Carnitine Tartrate Supplementation on Hormonal Responses to Resistance Exercise and Recovery. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011. 17(3), 455-462.

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