L-Carnitine is required by the body in order to make fatty acids available as an energy source for muscles.
Holland & Barrett stocks a range of L-Carnitine products, available in the Body Building/Sports Nutrition category pages.
What is L-Carnitine?
L-Carnitine is an active form of Carnitine, whilst D-Carnitine is biologically inactive. It is synthesised from the two fatty acids lysine and methionine, and can naturally be found within the cells of our bodies.
This amino acid derivative is stored mainly in the skeletal muscles, as well tissues with a high energy expenditure including the heart, brain and testes.
Sources of L-Carnitine
Carnitine can be found in a range of foods including meat and dairy products. The name Carnitine is actually derived from the word Carnus (meat) as this is where it was first isolated.
Aside from meat and dairy products, L-Carnitine can be found in fruits, nuts, seeds and cereals.
L-Carnitine and Sports Nutrition
Some athletes choose to take L-Carnitine for sports nutrition purposes due to its ability in helping to make fatty acids available as an energy source for muscles, as well as aiding fat metabolism. It is also thought to support recovery after exercise, which may be beneficial for those who exercise frequently.
Holland & Barrett stocks L-Carnitine and other supplements in a variety of forms including:liquids, caplets, tablets, and capsules for all of your sports nutrition needs.
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