So kind of forever ago, I trained for a fitness body competition and my trainer had me doing a lot of things to help me lean out, gain muscle and burn fat.
Some of those things I still do today like lift heavy to build muscles and get lean (especially the booty) & drink a protein shake after working out. Other things I STOPPED doing, like eating pounds of turkey and chicken every single day. (For me, I found that not eating meat helped my stomach to stop hurting all the time.)
Then there was THIS little supplement that I totally forgot he had me buying on the reg.
If you can stick with my through an old school science lesson real quick, it will help you understand what it does & why it’s so vital.
Science version: L-carnitine is critical for energy production in every cell of your body. It carries fat, in the form of fatty acids, to the mitochondrial inner membrane where energy is produced. Without L-carnitine, the normal burning of fat cannot take place.
Real Person Version: It basically squeezes the fat out of your cells and makes it the main source of fuel that your body can use for energy, thus torching your fat!
Have a tablespoon of L-Carnitine about 30 minutes before you work out to make sure that you end up using fat as your main energy source rather than your body burning off your muscles in order to get some energy.
I took a tablespoon the other day on an empty stomach just so i could really feel the effects of it and everything was spot on.
I was sweating like a psycho in my class, i wasn’t hungry for a while after working out (although i did have my protein smoothie!) and i was like cracked on energy – but not in a jittery way.
This is because L-Carnitine also gives you energy and suppresses your appetite.
+ It helps improve your endurance during a workout – Yesterday, for example, I took Barry’sBootcamp “Booty and Legs Class”. This guy had us doing 3-minute intervals on the treadmill, with sprinting and jogging and uphill sprinting….IT WAS MADNESS. And then he would have us rush over to the mats and do ridiculous squats, lunges, and step ups with weights and bands. No break, one hour.
At the end of class, my friend and I were drenched in sweat but looked at each other and said, “that wasn’t that bad”. The L-Carnitine had us burning a lot of fat rather than sugar like it normally does.
When your body runs out of it’s sugar storage (glucose) while you’re working out, that’s when you start to feel fatigued and then your body starts getting fuel from eating your hard earned muscles which is what we DON’T want.
+ It also assists in muscle recovery and muscle soreness which is amazing!! Even with how much water I drink I didn’t think I’d be able to move today after that class and I actually feel okay. And this class was hard AF you guys haha.
+ It aids in brain health by helping to either benefiting or delaying age-related things like memory or mood.
+ Our heart gets 70% of it’s metabolic energy from fatty acids SO L-Carnitine is stocked in that area and it has been shown to support the cardiovascular system which if healthy, would help to prevent things like heart failure and irregular heartbeats.
So basically I’m in love. Try it out and see what you think but I think you’re going to love it too. The taste isn’t actually AMAZING like the bottle says. It’s actually pretty disgusting. But it’s one tablespoon. You take more in a shot of tequilla, which actually tastes better in my opinion haha but ce la vie.
Have you guys tried this before? If you have, let me know what you think!
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