Nutrimuscle tells you about the secrets of the effectiveness of carnitine against fat. You will know everything about carnitine: role, intake protocol, etc.
- Mitochondria turn our fat into energy
- Carnitine intake protocol
- How does L-Carnipure® modulate our genes to burn more fat?
The secrets of the effectiveness of carnitine against fat
A new study (1), very detailed, particularly at the genomic level, reveals the secrets of the effectiveness of carnitine against fat.
By regulating the activity of the genes that make us burn fat, carnitine provides more energy during exercise, which increases endurance and increases the effectiveness of the diet.
Mitochondria turn our fat into energy
Mitochondria are organelles that convert our fat into energy. However, mitochondria are completely impermeable to lipids. For them to enter the mitochondria, they need a carrier: carnitine.
Carnitine allows fat molecules to cross the protective membranes of mitochondria . On the contrary, without carnitine, it becomes almost impossible to burn fat: we are constantly tired and we accumulate fat since we are not able to oxidize fat to transform it into energy.
Carnitine intake protocol
Taking 2 g of L-Carnipure® with 80 g of carbohydrates in the morning, then another 2 g of L-Carnipure® + 80 g of carbohydrates around 4 p.m. by athletes increases the concentration of muscle carnitine by 21% after 12 weeks of supplementation.
In the control group, which took only 80 g of carbohydrates twice a day, the level of muscle carnitine did not increase. On the other hand, due to the increase in calorie intake from sugars, these athletes have accumulated 1 kg of fat around the waist, plus 800 g of fat on the thighs. This fat gain of 1.8 kg was completely prevented by L-Carnipure®, which testifies to an increase in metabolism thanks to carnitine .
Thus, during physical exertion, L-Carnipure® burns 10% more fat and 6% more calories than the placebo.
How does L-Carnipure® modulate our genes to burn more fat?
Thanks to progress made in the field of genomics, it is now possible to measure the impact of any food supplement on our genes. By analyzing the reactions of our genes to this supplement and comparing them to those induced by a placebo, we can understand how the supplement works or why it does not.
Compared to a placebo, L-Carnipure® activates 73 genes involved in the energy metabolism of cells . The genes activated by L-Carnipure® are closely linked to fat oxidation. By facilitating the activity of genes that make us burn fat, L-Carnipure® irrefutably proves its effectiveness.
(1) Stephens FB. Skeletal muscle carnitine loading increases energy expenditure, modulates fuel metabolism gene networks and prevents body fat accumulation in humans. Journal of Physiology, 2013 591, 4655-4666.