Growth Labs Australia’s 100% Pure L-Carnitine is a L-Carnitine supplement apart of their essentials range made of only the highest quality Acetyl L-Carnitine.
What is Acetyl L-Carnitine?
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid naturally produced in your body to generate energy. Particularly found in animal protein — namely, red meats, it is a powerful addition to your biohacking toolbox and is a staple in the bodybuilding community due to its various benefits that it has. Acetyl L-Carnitine’s (which is the most effective form of carnitine) main use as a supplement lies in its ability to help transport fat into the mitochondria of cells. When it transports there, the cells use the fat as fuel to generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is a chemical that the body produces that is our main energy source that keeps our bodies alive. L-Carnitine does this process both when you rest and exercise but is particularly effective during intense exercise. However, what makes this form of carnitine the most effective is how this acetyl group attached to the carnitine molecule allows it to cross the blood- brain barrier easily to enter the brain and act as a powerful antioxidant. This in turn allows it to have various benefits for not only physique but also for brain function!
What are the benefits?
Acetyl L-Carnitine due to its purpose to fuel mitochondria with fat makes it well established as a fat- burning supplement however there are various other ways in which it benefits users:
- Boosts brain power: ALCAR is an anti-aging nootropic, or smart drug, meaning, it helps your brain perform better. The acetyl group on it lets it pass your blood-brain barrier and reach your brain and nerves, where it can improve your mood, learning, and memory.
- Burns fat and builds muscle: ALCAR can give you an edge in the gym, too. It shuttles fuel (in the form of fatty acids) to your muscle mitochondria, which ramps up your energy production and can increase endurance. ALCAR also pushes your metabolism towards fat burning while you work out.
- Decreased muscle soreness & improved recovery: In a number of studies, 1-2 grams per day of L-Carnitine have been found to significantly reduce muscle damage from strenuous exercise in human subjects, and improved recovery to exercise.
- Better blood flow and pumps: Carnitine’s ability to reduce oxidative damage in the body’s nitric oxide (NO) and its ability to enhance the activity of a key enzyme of your body’s NO production allows for higher NO blood levels. In short, more energy during workouts & better recovery following them.