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Apr 18 2017

LCKL 073 – Coenzyme A – The Power of It for Fat Loss, Physical Performance and Much More…

Co-Enzyme A is a critical enzyme that is needed to function the body as well as to assist in the production of Co-Enzyme Q10 and NADH. Learn about what you can do to increase your own level of Co-Enzyme A and what may be causing you to be deficient.

SHOWNOTES
  • What Coenzyme A is;
  • Symptoms of Coenzyme A Deficiency;
  • Factors that deplete Coenzyme A in your body;
  • 9 Benefits of Coenzyme A;
  • Whether Coenzyme A supplementation is beneficial;
  • What type of Supplement is the most useful for increasing Coenzyme A in your body;
  • Increasing levels of Coenzyme A in the body.
TRANSCRIPT
What is Co-Enzyme A?Symptoms of CoA DeficiencyBenefitsWill Coenzyme A Supplementation be effective?How To Increase Levels of Co Enzyme A in the body...
  • Coenzyme A is a nonprotein chemical substance which is needed for the activation of many enzymes.
  • If there is not enough CoEnzyme A in the body, it will be unable to synthesize CoEnzyme Q10 or NADH.
  • It is naturally synthesized from Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid). This Vitamin is able to be found in meats and vegetables so is provided in adequate quantities in the ketogenic diet.
  • Deficiencies of this nutrient is extremely rare but when it does occur, symptoms include:
    • Fatigue;
    • Muscle Soreness; and
    • Metabolic Disorders.
  • However, there are a number of factors which can deplete your body of Coenzyme A such as:
    • Exercise;
    • Toxic Metals; and
    • Environmental Toxins.

Lowers Stress Levels

  • It is vital to the production of hydrocortisone, which is the anti-stress hormone.
  • Therefore, a deficiency in CoA can result in depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, increased need for sleep and lowered immunity.
  • If you are overly stressed, Co A supplementation can be of benefit.

Increases Energy

  • CoA is required to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins and is important for converting them into energy at a cellular level.
  • It is incredibly important for energy production due to the fact that it is a major part of the Krebs Energy Cycle within the cells.
  • A deficiency of this vitamin can block the energy cycle and lead to a host of metabolic disorders.
  • Co-enzyme A is classified as the ignition switch for the whole process of energy production and therefore a deficiency can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.

Prevents Weight Gain

  • Having a deficiency in this enzyme will result in not only lack of energy therefore prevent you from exercising but will also stop the metabolism of fats, therefore causing the fats to accumulate.

Synthesizes Fatty Acids

  • Both CoA and its acyl-carrier protein are required for the synthesis of fatty acids.
  • Fatty acids are important components of many lipids, which are fat molecules that are essential for normal physiological function.
  • These essential fats include such substances as sphingolipids, which are important components of the myelin sheath which enhance nerve transmission, as well as phospholipids which are found in the cell membranes.

Helps with the Functioning of other Co-Enzymes

  • CoA is essential for the functioning of other important enzymes and coenzymes.
  • For instance, CoA is necessary to utilise Coenzyme Q10, as well as other important energy producing enzymes.
  • Without CoA, CoQ10 cannot perform its essential tasks of protecting against Heart Disease, Muscular Dystrophies, Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and HIV.

Helps Reduce Acne

  • Research has shown that CoA supplementation can actually help to reduce the risk of and/or treat the occurrence of acne.
  • A study was conducted by Dr Leung, who found that acne breakouts are observed when the body fails to produce enough Coenzyme A. Therefore, the body fails to break down the fatty acids that are responsible for the production of sebum.
  • Deficiency in CoA has been linked to the inability to break down the fatty acids and also poor synthesis of sex hormones.
  • This particular study found that supplementation with Co A was able to resolve acne over a few week period and this lasted for over 6 months.

Helps in the Production of Various Hormones and Vitamins

  • Coenzyme A is required to transform cholesterol into all kinds of hormones.
  • It is required to help with the production of Vitamin D.
  • Important for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
  • Important for the synthesis of the hormone melatonin.
  • Important for the synthesis of haemoglobin.

Assists in the Metabolism of Drugs and Toxins by the liver

Important for Acetylation Reactions

  • Protein acetylation affects the 3 dimensional structure of proteins, potentially altering their function.
  • This appears to play a role in cell division and DNA replication.
  • No, supplementing with CoEnzyme A alone will not be effective.
  • Coenzyme A is produced within the cells.
  • The digestive process will simply break down the Coenzyme A back into its components when it enters the bloodstream.
  • It is much more effective to instead take a supplement that includes its derivatives Vitamin B5 and B6/Folate (conversion of homocysteine to cysteine).
  • However, there is a supplement known as Pantethine (which will be discussed in next weeks episode) which has been found to be a much more effective way of increasing your Co A levels in your body as well as a whole host of other benefits. Make sure you listen out for next Wednesdays episode to hear more about that.
  • The best way to increase your level of CoA in the body is to ensure that you are consuming

sufficient Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid.

  • Take a supplement of Pantethine, which is the active form of Vitamin B5.
  • Consume foods rich in Vitamin B5 such as:
    • Chicken Livers;
    • Sunflower Seeds;
    • Salmon;
    • Avocados;
  • As you can see these top foods are ones we do recommend on the ketogenic or low carb diet.
  • Decrease the level of toxins you are subjected to as environmental and nutritional toxins can deplete your body of high levels of Coenzyme A.
  • If you are a heavy exerciser, make sure you supplement with Pantethine as exercise can also deplete your body of this vital enzyme.
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Apr 10 2017

LCKL 072 – Biohacks 101 – Fasting – Other Benefits…

Within this episode you will discover 5 other benefits of fasting, including digestive health, inflammation, energy, skin health and lifespan extension.

SHOWNOTES
  • How Fasting Improves Digestive Health;
  • How Fasting Decreases Inflammation;
  • How Fasting Increases Energy;
  • How Fasting Improves Skin Health; and
  • How Fasting Extends Lifespan.
TRANSCRIPT
Other Benefit #1 - Digestive HealthOther Benefit #2 - Lowered InflammationOther Benefit #3 - Increased EnergyOther Benefit #4 - Better SkinOther Benefit #5 - Promotes Longevity
  • Fasting has been used by many celebrities as a way to detox your body for many years.
  • Fasting gives your digestive system a rest from breaking down and absorbing the food.
  • Fasting has also been shown to help restore the cyclical fluctuations of gut microbes and therefore may have a protective effect against obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  • Our bodies are designed to go for a period of time without food.
  • Fasting allows time for bacteria to reset the environment. Digestive microbes are active in the process of digestion, and therefore by giving gut bacteria time without food, it sets off a mechanism that forces the bacteria to work on their own populations.
  • It is during this period that the health and diversity of the gut bacteria is maintained.
  • Fasting has been shown to be effective in treating IBD according to a research study done on patients doing Ramadam. In this study that was published in the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology in 2008 men with ulcerative colitis had a mean score of colitis activity index of 3.5 before Ramadam and this decreased to 1.7 after fasting.
  • Fasting has been shown to be a powerful therapy for treating inflammation.
  • In a study that was published in the Nature Medicine Journal described how Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) directly inhibits a powerful inflammasome known as NLRP3. This inflammasome has been directly linked to several disorders such as autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, alzheimers disease and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Studies have found that inhibiting NLRP3 also reduced inflammation in the body. The three main ways that have been found to lower this inflammasome are fasting, the ketogenic diet and high intensity exercise.
  • There are many reasons why it is suspected that fasting can help with energy levels, however I am going to go over 2 of them.
    • Fasting initiates the production of beta hydroxybutyrate (i.e. Ketones). Ketones are a by product of burning fat and your brain absolutely loves them. These ketones will make you feel energetic and more alert. Once your body starts burning fat while fasting, the body will also start producing ketones and therefore make you feel good.
  • Orexin – This is a very important neuropeptide that does two important things. The first thing it does is keep you awake and then it also increases your appetite if you don’t eat. As long as you don’t eat, these levels of orexin in the brain will spike, keeping you awake and increasing mental energy. When you sleep your brain uses melatonin to help put you to sleep. The orexin system and melatonin system interact. If Orexin levels are high during the day and then you go to sleep the melatonin levels will be really high at night, therefore causing you to sleep deeper than normal. Fasting will expose you to higher orexin levels during the day, increasing energy and therefore exposing you to more melatonin at night. This will cause your sleep to be deeper and the deeper your sleep the less sleep is required.
  • Water fasting can improve skin tone. Since the skin is well hydrated it may heal itself and renew itself faster.
  • Water fasting has also been shown to help speed up scar healing and help with skin conditions like acne.
  • Some findings indicate that short term fasting may inhibit certain skin conditions and detoxify skin impurities.
  • Contact Dermatitis – Fasting has been shown to benefit Contact Dermatitis, which is a type of skin irritation that has resulted from a specific object or substance. They found that in studies with mice, the dermal swelling reduced after a short fasting period of 48 hours.
  • Hives – A study that was published in the Journal of Dermatology found that a fasting period of only 11 days was able to alleviate chronic urticaria. However, the hives returned within 3 days of breaking the fast.
  • Acne and Eczema – Studies have shown these conditions may clear up much more quickly with short term fasting. When the body is able to properly filter and eliminate wastes through the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, the quality of the skin secretions will increase, therefore helping to prevent and treat acne.
  • There are a number of ways that fasting can promote longevity:
    • Firstly, by reducing the incidence of chronic disease;
    • Secondly, by reducing free radical damage. When more fuel is consumed than what is needed then the cells leak electrons which react with oxygen, therefore producing free radicals. These free radicals damage your cells and your DNA and are linked to an increased potential for illness and disease. Studies demonstrated that fasting in mice with lymphoma reduced the amount of free radicals, increased their longevity and reduced the death rate.
    • Thirdly, because of its autophagy and mitophagy response. This is a critical process that happens when your body begins to eat itself in an orderly pattern to remove damaged parts from your body. This process allows you to clean house and keep your body healthy.
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Jan 20 2017

LCKL 045 – Co-Enzyme Q10 – Powerful Energy Supplement You May Require to Combat Fatigue, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and More…

Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat soluble nutrient that is important as an antioxidant and for the correct functioning of the mitochondria, and therefore in production of energy. It has also been found to be useful in combatting diabetes, insulin resistance and PCOS.

SHOWNOTES
  • What CoEnzyme Q10 is;
  • The main sources of CoEnzyme Q10;
  • 17 Symptoms of CoQ10 Deficiency;
  • 4 Factors that reduce your synthesis or production of CoQ10;
  • 7 General Benefits of Co Enzyme Q10;
  • How CoEnzyme Q10 Affects 9 Different Conditions (As Researched):
    • Liver Injury;
    • PCOS;
    • Heart Failure;
    • Myopathy;
    • Migraines;
    • Parkinson’s Disease;
    • Diabetes Mellitus;
    • Peridontal Disease; and
    • Cancer.
  • Correct Dosages of CoEnzyme Q10;
  • 4 Drugs that are contraindicated with Coenzyme Q10.
TRANSCRIPT
What is Coenzyme Q10?What are the sources of Coenzyme Q10?Symptoms of Coenzyme Q10 DeficiencyFactors reducing production of CoQ10General Benefits of CoQ10Ways to Increase CoQ10Researched Benefits of CoQ10 : Liver InjuryResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : PCOS/Insulin ResistanceResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : Heart FailureResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : Myopathy Associated With Statin UseResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : MigrainesResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : Parkinsons DiseaseResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : Diabetes MellitusResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : Periodontal DiseaseResearched Benefits of CoQ10 : CancerDosageDrug Interactions
  • CoQ10 is a substance that is similar in function as a vitamin and serves as an antioxidant within the body.
  • It is also known as ubiquinone and it is a fat soluble substance present in most eukaryotic cells such as the mitochondria.
  • It was first discovered in 1957 in the USA in beef hearts by Dr Frederick Crane.
  • After several false starts the first successful use of CoQ10 was in the treatment of heart failure in 1967.
  • Since then more and more research has been conducted on the benefits of it.
  • It is found in every cell of the body and although your body manufacturers it itself, we may still be deficient due to poor lifestyle and nutritional choices.
  • CoQ10 is required to make the energy needed for cell growth and maintenance and therefore those organs with the highest energy requirement, such as the heart, liver and kidneys are especially high in Coenzyme Q10.
  • Unfortunately levels of Coenzyme Q10 will decrease as we age.
  • The main source of Coenzyme Q10 is that of organ meats, in particular that of Heart. As it is highly concentrated in the heart of all animals it stands to reason why CoQ10 would also be beneficial for heart health.
  • However, although the main source is heart, it is also present in other organ meats, such as liver and kidneys.
  • If you have not yet heard episode #43 on Organ Meats then now is the time to go back and do so.
  • On top of organ meats, Coenzyme Q10 is found in fish and meats.
  • Ataxia;
  • Cardiomyopathy;
  • Muscle Weakness;
  • Fatigue;
  • Seizures;
  • Kidney Failure;
  • Learning Disabilities;
  • Scoliosis;
  • Heart Failure;
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension);
  • Chest Pain;
  • Increased Sarcopenia
    • A study in PLoS One in 2016 discovered that a low percentage of Coenzyme Q10 in the body has been linked to an increased risk of sarcopenia in humans due to the fact that CoQ10 is required for muscle strength, peak flow and muscle mass.;
  • Depression;
  • Fibromyalgia;
  • Infertility;
  • Migraines;
  • Much More…
  • Statins – Reduces serum CoQ10 levels by up to 40%;
  • Beta Blockers;
  • Blood Pressure Lowering Medications;
  • Age.
  • Improves Muscle Mass and Prevents Sarcopenia.
  • Decreases Inflammation.
  • Increases Adiponectin Levels.
  • Increases Energy.
  • Improving recovery from exercise.
  • Improves heart health.
  • Lowers blood sugar levels and Insulin resistance.
  1. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables;
  2. Ensure you get plenty of sun;
  3. Take this CoQ10 with some sort of fat like olive oil, coconut oil or avocado.
  • According to a research animal study published in a journal in 2016, coenzyme Q10 has a protective effect on Thioacetamide Induced Acute Liver Injury.
  • This study also showed that the CoEnzyme Q10 had a beneficial effect on the behavioural, biochemical and pathological factors associated with this liver injury.
  • According to a study in Clinical Endocrinology, Coenzyme Q10 supplementation for 12 weeks amongst patients with PCOS had beneficial effects on glucose metabolism, serum cholesterol, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.
  • This study was conducted on 60 women who were diagnosed with PCOS. These subjects were randomly assigned into 2 groups. One took a placebo and the other took 100mg of Coenzyme Q10 supplementation.
  • After 12 weeks, they found that those who had been taking the Coenzyme Q10 had significantly decreased fasting glucose, serum insulin concentrations, reduction in insulin resistance and a reduction in LDL cholesterol levels.
  • This could be promising for those of us that are insulin resistant.

There have been many studies done on the effects that Coenzyme Q10 can have on the heart and on optimising heart health. For instance, mortality is one study I wanted to bring up.

  • Mortality – According to a study which was published in the Heart Vessels Journal, there was low circulating levels of Coenzyme Q10 amongst the patients who passed away in hospital, in comparison to those that survived. To determine this, they took 257 cardiovascular patients that were admitted to the coronary care unit. Serum Co Q10 were measured after a fast within 24 hours of admission. They then determined it was lower in those that passed away than in those that survived.
  • If you absolutely must take statins then it is absolutely essential that you also take CoEnzyme Q10. Statin drugs are especially bad at depleting your body of Coenzyme Q10.
  • Although there is limited research done on the benefits of reducing muscle pain associated with statin use, it has been recommended that it be taken due to the fact that it will be naturally depleted by statins.
  • One study took 32 migraine sufferers who found that CoQ10 supplements, at a dosage of 150mg per day reduced the frequency of migraine headaches and reduced the number of days for each of the attacks. 9 out of 10 people experienced at least a 25% reduction in the number of days with the migraine. However, it found that you would need to be taking it for at least 4 weeks before it had the effect. With continued use, the maximal effect was seen between 5 and 12 weeks.
  • The other study done on Coenzyme Q10 and Migraine was the one published in Neurology which showed that when a dose of 300mg was taken daily and was continued for3 months, it decreased the number of days of each attack and also the frequency of the migraines.
  • A study done by Shults et al in 2002 took 87 people with early stages of parkinsons disease and then gave them either placebo or different dosages of Coenzyme Q10. It was found that those taking the highest dosages of Coenzyme Q10 developed less disability than those using lower doses or taking the placebo. This was seen for mental and movement symptoms and activity of daily living.
  • A study published in the Molecular Aspects of Medicine Journal in 1997 found that supplementation of Coenzyme Q10 lowers high blood pressure and improves blood vessel function and blood flow in people with diabetes. They have also found that it may have a beneficial effect on blood sugar control. The best dosage for diabetes is 200mg/day.
  • Although there has been limited studies done on Coenzyme Q10 and Periodontal Disease, there is a small study which shows promise. This study was done by Hanioka T and colleagues and it was a study of 10 people with periodontitis who found that applying coenzyme Q10 to the affected areas for 3 weeks resulted in significant improvements in gum health and healing.
  • There has also been a number of other promising studies indicating it may be beneficial for reducing side effects of cancer treatments as well as reducing the incidence of cancer. However, further research is required.
  • Tamoxifen which is a popular drug used for breast cancer has been known to reduce cholesterol levels but increase triglyceride levels. Well there was a study done using CoQ10, Riboflavin and Niacin, alongside Tamoxifen which showed that the vitamins prevented the increase in the triglyceride levels whilst not hampering the effects of the cholesterol levels.

CoQ10 is perfectly safe in reasonably high dosages. However, some people may experience GI disturbances when taking very high doses. The observed safe limit is set at 1200mg/day at present but a daily dosage up to 3600mg has been found to be tolerated quite comfortably in both healthy and unhealthy people. It is recommended to take between 90mg and 200mg with a meal.

  • Please note that Coenzyme Q10 can interfere with some medications, including:
  • Beta blockers;
  • Antidepressants;
  • Chemotherapy Drugs; and
  • Warfarin.
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Dec 28 2016

LCKL 035 – 13 Benefits of Taking Acetyl L Carnitine – Potent Fat Burner and More…

Are you looking for something extra that may help you with your athletic performance or maybe help you with that slumped energy? Are you wanting to kickstart that fat loss or get over that plateau? If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then this episode is for you. I will discuss what this amazing supplement is, the dosage you should be taking to receive optimal benefits as well as 13 different benefits it promises.

SHOWNOTES
  • What Acetyl L Carnitine is;
  • What dosage of Acetyl L Carnitine you should be taking;
  • How Acetyl L Carnitine helps prevent you from storing fat – especially visceral fat, and helps you to burn fat at the same time;
  • How Carnitine can help regulate blood glucose control;
  • How Carnitine is particularly effective at enhancing athletic performance and improving recovery after heavy exercise sessions;
  • How Carnitine can help build more and better quality muscle;
  • How 8 Other Conditions/Functions are improved with the consumption of Acetyl L Carnitine;
  • The most common nutritional sources of Acetyl L Carnitine (Hint: Great for us on Keto); and
  • Much Much More…
TRANSCRIPT
Introduction to Acetyl L CarnitineDosagesSide EffectsDangers and Symptoms of Low Carnitine LevelsBenefit #1 - Fat LossBenefit #2 - Blood Glucose ControlBenefit #3 - Enhances Athletic PerformanceBenefit #4 - Enhances Recovery After ExerciseBenefit #5 - Muscle BuildingBenefit #6 - Improvement in Bone MassBenefit #7 - Cardiovascular HealthBenefit #8 - Kidney DiseaseBenefit #9 - InfertilityBenefit #10 - Increased Weight Loss after ChildbirthBenefit #11 - Type II DiabetesBenefit #12 - Boosts ImmunityTab titleSources of L Carnitine
  • L-Carnitine is one of my favorite supplements and I plan on writing a book on it in the first half of 2017. If you haven’t signed up for our Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle, please do so and you will be notified once it is up and running – PLUS you may get selected to be part of our “Book Launch Group” where you will get a free copy in exchange for a rating/review on Amazon.
  • L-Carnitine is synthesized in the body from 2 amino acids – namely lysine and methionine.
  • Carnitine exists in two forms. It is found in both D-Carnitine and L-Carnitine.
  • The L form is found in nature and is biologically active. You may see it listed as L-Carnitine, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate or Propionyl-L-Carnitine.
  • The D form is the inactive form and is biologically inactive.
  • Acetyl L Carnitine is able to be found throughout the central nervous system and it plays a role in producing energy, as well as producing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This acetyl group attaches to the carnitine molecule and allows it to cross the blood brain barrier and enter the brain, where it serves as a powerful antioxidant.
  • Initially, L Carnitine was recommended to be taken with carbohydrates because of the fact that they believed L-Carnitine is unable to enter the muscle cells without a spike in insulin.
  • However, now they have found that pairing carnitine with omega 3 fatty acids can help get the carnitine in the muscles. Not only have they found that fatty acids help the carnitine get into the cells, but they have found that without sufficient carnitine, fatty acids may go into a depository and be stored as fat.
  • It is recommended that you take 2-4g of L-Carnitine for general health and to reach ultimate fitness goals.
  • Although there are few side effects associated with L-Carnitine supplementation, in high doses it can cause nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhea.

When you don’t have enough L-Carnitine in your body it is seen as a serious condition. It leads to the following complications:

  • Inability to burn body fat;
  • Muscle weakness;
  • Stunted Growth;
  • Enlarged Liver.
  • L-Carnitine transfers long chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides into mitochondria where they are able to be oxidised for energy by generating ATP.
  • Reduces fatigue.
  • Serves as an appetite suppressant.
  • Therefore not only does it help stop your body from storing fat but it also improves your aerobic capacity.
  • This cellular work is done while exercise and when at rest, however it is especially effective during intense exercise.
  • Researchers have found that raising carnitine levels is especially beneficial at reducing visceral fat.
  • L-Carnitine Enhances insulins actions on muscle cells.
  • This means L-Carnitine can help keep blood glucose levels low, while aiding in glycogen repletion.
  • Great to take with a post workout meal.
  • A recent study at the University of Nottingham had one group of athletes consume 2g of L-Carnitine along with 80g of High GI carbs first thing in the morning and then 4 hours later for 24 weeks.
  • The other group only ate the high GI carbs.
  • The researchers found that those who took the carnitine burned 55% less muscle glycogen while increasing fat burning by 55%
  • During the high intensity cycling, those taking carnitine had lower levels of lactic acid and higher levels of creatine phosphate, which is one of the primary building blocks of ATP.
  • What they also found was that those taking carnitine were able to go for 25% longer than those who weren’t.
  • The final interesting result was that even though the cyclists were taking 640 calories of fast digesting carbs in their diet, those taking the carnitine gained no additional fat, while those not taking the carnitine gained more than 5 pounds of body fat.
  • L Carnitine has been shown to enhance blood flow to the muscles.
  • Increased blood flow means more nutrients and hormones go where they are needed most during exercise.
  • L Carnitine reduces oxidative damage in the body’s nitric oxide. This results in higher NO blood levels, which enhances energy during workouts and also muscle recovery following workouts.
  • L-Carnitine helps you increase your strength.
  • It does this in 2 ways. The first way is by increasing the amount of testosterone receptors, also known as androgen receptors inside the muscle cells. The more of these receptors you have in your cells, the more testosterone that is able to bind to them and therefore stimulates muscle growth and strength gains.
  • The second way it increases muscle building is because it facilitates the action of insulin like growth factor 1, which is a critical instigator of muscle growth, by boosting levels of one of its binding proteins.
  • Heavier weights means bigger muscles.
  • Slow down bone loss and decrease bone turnover.
  • This decreases your risk of fractures, osteoporosis and arthritis.
  • Primarily used for heart related conditions.
  • Has been used for Angina – Studies have actually shown that people who suffer from angina and who take L-Carnitine are able to exercise without the associated chest pain or discomfort.
  • Studies have also shown that taking L-Carnitine after a heart attack decreases the chances of suffering another one.
  • L-Carnitine is recommended to make up for a deficiency of carnitine that the kidneys are not producing.
  • L-Carnitine has been shown to help improve sperm count and improve quality sperm.
  • During breastfeeding, the woman will lose a great deal of carnitine from their bodies.
  • Because of this it is important that it is replenished.
  • By doing so, they will be able to lose weight faster.
  • Taking L-Carnitine helps increase glucose oxidation, glucose storage and glucose uptake.
  • L-Carnitine is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect you from free radical damage. Therefore, it is highly effective at protecting you against colds and flus, as well as seasonal allergies.
  • L-Carnitine helps to protect the brain from age related and stress related damage to the brain, therefore helping it function longer and better.

Although I also take a supplement of L-Carnitine on a daily basis, carnitine is found predominantly in meats.

The most popular nutritional sources are:

  • Beef Steak;
  • Ground Beef;
  • Pork;
  • Bacon;
  • Fish;
  • Chicken;
  • Asparagus;
  • Peanut Butter;
  • Eggs.
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