What is your body missing?
Your body needs L-Carnitine or “ALC” as it’s commonly called, to burn fat and make energy in your mitochondria (structures within cells that convert the energy from food into a form that cells can use). So it’s no surprise that adding Carnitine to your regimen will “re-charge” your mitochondria and fire up the energy in your heart, brain, organs and muscles.
And that’s not all. Researchers also found Carnitine helps lower your risk of complications from high blood sugar … reduce fatigue … ramp up the energy in your brain for better thinking and longer attention span… and it may even slow down the effects of aging.
In a recent study, researchers looked at the effect that the nutrient L-Carnitine had on the heart. One group took CoQ10 and L-Carnitine daily for 12 weeks. The other group took a placebo. The group taking both supplements showed significant improvements in their shortness of breath and fatigue and they exercised better too. They exercised better, too.
So if you have any type of heart, cardiovascular or energy concerns, it’s one nutrient that should be part of your arsenal.
Workout – Energy – Recovery
The degree of post-exercise soreness you experience after workouts is a major factor in your quest for lean muscle gains and better performance. If you’re often too sore from yesterday’s workout to get back into the gym today or tomorrow, how do you expect to improve?
According to a new study conducted at the University of Connecticut and published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, supplementing with 1 to 2 grams of L-Carnitine daily while engaged in a resistance training program may diminish perceived muscle soreness and boost recovery after exercise.
While L-Carnitine can be made in the body, it’s considered a conditionally essential nutrient that can exceed the body’s ability to manufacture enough.
Reverse aging … boost your energy
How would you like to have enough energy to do all the things you dream of doing? One of the best nutrients — alpha lipoic acid — can re-invigorate you and help you turn back the clock by 20 years or more.
Studies show alpha lipoic acid may practically reverse aging. Researchers tested it against 100 detoxification and antioxidant genes in mice. When given alpha lipoic acid, “their cognitive ability, behavior, and genetic expression are comparable to that of young animals.” The animals weren’t just living longer, they were living better.
How does it do it? Researcher at the Linus Pauling Institute, found that alpha lipoic acid restores levels of glutathione to that of a young animal.
You probably already know that glutathione is a critical antioxidant and detoxifier. When glutathione levels decline, you become more susceptible to free radicals and other environmental toxins.
Researchers also found that alpha lipoic acid…
- Recycles vitamins C and E in your body, boosting their effectiveness.
- Helps detoxify your body of heavy metals, especially mercury and cadmium.
- “Kick starts” declining function in cells that were more abundant in youth.
- Reduces mitochondrial degeneration. Protecting your mitochondria is crucial to good health and high energy levels. The slower they age, the slower you age.
- Soothes inflammation throughout your body, which helps with many degenerative health conditions.
A glimpse at some additional research:
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Numerous studies have shown that lipoic acid supplements improve insulin function and may also lower blood sugar levels and Lipoic acid also has potential weight loss applications, a benefit to overweight people with type 2 diabetes.
Lipoic acid has been used to treat life-threatening liver diseases such as hepatitis as well as mushroom poisoning.