6 Things You Need To Know About Taking L-Carnitine for Weight Loss
Hey guys, Paul from Ultimate fat Burner.com here. Today I can going to tell you 6 things you need to know about taking l-carnitine for weight loss.
Before I get into the 6 things, one quick point – I’ve included links to the clinical data I use to support my arguments in this article. It’s important you be skeptical about anyone talking about supplements online, and I provde this clinical data so you can confirm I’m not making this stuff up as I go along.
Alright, let’s get started with the 6 things…
1. Conflicting Study Data
The first thing you need to know is that the clinical data for l-carnitine’s role in weight loss is conflicting – a few studies suggest it may help, while most show that it does not.
Additionally, most of the studies confirming l-carnitine’s weight loss benefits are animal based.
2. High Dosage Necessary
The positive studies I could find were conducted with relatively high doses of l carnitine – 2-6 grams per day.
Yet many – actually most – fat burners that contain l-carnitine only contain a few hundred miligrams of the supplement.
This is much, much less than the amount proven effective.
In other words, the l-carnitine in these formulas provides no real value, but is only there to “dress up the label” and make the product appear more inmpressive – and effecive -than it actually is.
This is a standard dirty trick used by the supplement industry.
3. No Evidence on New Forms
There is no evidence newer or more advanced forms of l-carnitine are any more effective for weight loss than the plain Jane stuff. This is marketing spin, no more.
4. L-Carnitine good for Heart Health
The greatest reason to supplement with L-carnitine is completely unrelated to weight loss; it appears to be invaluable for heart health, helping to prevent, even reverse ischemia, stabilize irregular heartbeats, reduce incidents of angina, lower triglycerides and maintain a beneficial cholesterol profile.
5. Side Effects with High Doses
Side effects of high doses of l-carnitine can include nausea or diarrhea. Some people even report an energy boost and mild euphoria from it.
6. Minimum Dose of 3 Grams/Day
If you’re going to try it, you’ll want to take a minimum of 3 grams per day. With a dose that size, the most effective product to take is a liquid one. This is the one I’m currently experimenting with is Isatori’s L-Carnitine LS3 – but you can use any liquid based product you like you like.
The Isatori product contains 3 different types of l-carnitine, included under the premise that certain types are more effective than others. While it’s possible that certain variations more readily absorbed or utilized, there’s no evidence they’re any more effective in delivering the results most commonly advertised. So while this is a decent product and fairly priced, the “3 types” thing is mostly advertising spin. Keep that in mind when you purchase.
Liquid Vs. Powder or Pills: Which is Better?
Liquid wins. Every time.
L-Carnitine for Weight Loss: Summary
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