Popularly used by sports enthusiasts, L-carnitine is the natural form of carnitine, as opposed to the synthetic D-carnitine often found in lesser carnitine tablets.
A naturally occurring amino acid, carnitine is made in the liver and kidneys and is then stored in the skeletal muscles, heart, brain and, in males, the sperm.
If you have ever hit the wall during a workout, wondered if you will make it to the finish line during a race or found yourself ready to throw in the towel before you have got that last km under your belt, scientists think a L carnitine supplement could help.
Holland & Barrett’s own L carnitine capsules are coated for ease of swallowing. They are also suitable for vegans and vegetarians because they contain no animal products.
You must be 18 years or older to purchase this product.
What is L-carnitine?
One of the building blocks of proteins, our bodies require carnitine to convert fatty acids into energy, helping them to enter the cells where they are put to use, giving us the oomph that we need to work and play.
Found in small amounts in dairy foods, meat, fish and wholewheat products, most of us will get the carnitine we need for day-to-day use from our diet.
However for those on a restricted diet - including vegans or people with an intolerance to wheat and dairy for example - it may be harder to get enough.
L-carnitine: the endurance sports supplement
Long distance mountain biking, triathlons, rowing…if you are involved in endurance sports, you have almost certainly heard your fellow sportspeople waxing lyrical about L carnitine tablets.
When we are breathing hard and not taking in enough oxygen, this lactic acid can hit us hard.
Studies have shown that L-carnitine may help clear lactate from muscles allowing us to go again sooner.
Always read the label
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, Bulking Agents (Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose), Anti-caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate), Firming Agent (Povidone), Glazing Agent (Hydroxypropl Methylcelluolose, Glycerine), Colour (Titanium Dioxide).
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Take one tablet daily, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medication or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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