L-Carnitine is considered a non-essential amino acid because, unlike essential amino acids, it is not used for protein synthesis nor as a neurotransmitter. Its main function is to help transport fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are burned as fuel for the body, producing the energy molecule ATP. ATP is a major source of energy for the muscles. Since L-Carnitine is not found in vegetable protein, vegetarians are more likely to be deficient in L-Carnitine than non-vegetarians.
WHAT IS L-CARNITINE USED FOR?
L-Carnitine is an antioxidant that also enhances the effectiveness of other antioxidants including vitamins C and E. Studies have shown it can help to improve recovery and reduce muscle damage and oxidative stress, caused by exercise. By using up fat as an energy source, L-Carnitine can prevent fatty build up in the heart, liver and skeletal muscles. It has been used to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and studies have shown that people with CFS have decreased L-Carnitine levels. Those taking thermogenic (fat burning) products should take L-Carnitine to ensure that the body fat that they are releasing into their bloodstream get burned up and turned into fuel for the body.
WHY IS VITAMIN B1 INCLUDED IN THIS FORMULA?
B-vitamins help the body convert food into fuel, which is used to produce energy and also help the body metabolize fats and protein. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) plays a crucial role in certain metabolic reactions, and like L-Carnitine, your body needs it to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy.
WHY IS ASTRAGIN® INCLUDED IN THIS FORMULA?
AstraGin® is a patented extract of two herbs, Astragalus and Notoginseng, clinically shown to dramatically improve nutrient absorption in the body. The increased bioavailability of the L-Carnitine and Vitamin B1, pushes this product to a higher level of efficiency, allowing for an additional improvement in energy, endurance and recovery.