It’s rare to find a supplement that can provide health benefits to almost every person. However, Max Muscle Nutrition’s Max LiquiCarn (made of active L-carnitine) is one of those supplements. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the wide variety of health benefits L-carnitine provides. Mention L-carnitine and most people think about fat burning, and for good reason: L-carnitine is essential for fat burning. But, it offers many other health benefits as well.
Basics of L-Carnitine
L-carnitine plays a major role in energy metabolism. It is the essential nutrient for the transport of long-chain fatty acids to the mitochondria to be used as energy. It is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. L-carnitine is classified as a “conditionally essential” amino acid, meaning that in some cases we may not synthesize enough of the nutrient. The heart, skeletal muscles, and many other tissues depend mainly on fatty acid oxidation as an energy source. Since they cannot synthesize L-carnitine, proper transport to these tissues is critical. In addition to the transport of fatty acids to the mitochondria, L-carnitine is also important for waste removal from the mitochondria, making it important for detoxification.
Most Common Uses of L-Carnitine
Increased Energy and Fat Burning
Simply stated, L-carnitine is a nutrient that helps the body turn fat into energy. L-carnitine is absolutely essential for all fat metabolism to take place in the cells of the body. Some studies show that oral supplementation of L-carnitine may reduce fat mass, increase muscle mass and increase energy levels. Studies also show that high doses of L-carnitine may be tied to increased lipolysis in adipose tissue (meaning increased burning of stored fat).
Elevated Exercise Performance and Recovery
L-carnitine can elevate exercise performance in everyone from those with cardiovascular disease to healthy adults to athletes. L-carnitine improves exercise intensity and duration and has been shown to lower levels of blood lactic acid and free fatty acids in the muscle after exercise, thus improving recovery time. Even non-athletes showed improved cardiovascular function and a more rapid return of heart rate to the normal resting rate after exercise.
Studies have revealed that L-carnitine improves energy-producing enzyme levels in long distance runners. Runners who received supplementation of 2 grams twice per day of L-carnitine for four weeks showed a significant increase in enzymes involved in energy production (cytochrome c reductase and cytochrome oxidase). L-carnitine also functions as an anti-fatigue formula for endurance athletes because it increases the utilization of fatty acids during exercise, sparing muscle glycogen, prolonging endurance and increasing energy.
L-carnitine supplementation has also been shown to help improve the following conditions:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Angina pectoris
- Acute myocardial infarction
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Elevated triglyceride levels
- Alzheimer’s disease, senile depression, and age-related memory defects
- Muscular dystrophies
- Low sperm counts
- Suppressed immune system
- Liver diseases and alcohol-induced fatty liver disease
- Diabetes and more
It is recommended to take one dose of Max LiquiCarn twice per day on an empty stomach. Each dose provides 1,250 milligrams of active L-carnitine. Take LiquiCarn 30 minutes prior to exercise for increased performance or as recommended by your doctor. Always check with your doctor before taking a new supplement to make sure there are no contraindications with any other medications you may be on.
Use Max LiquiCarn With Other Max Muscle Products
For weight loss: Take Max LiquiCarn with Max CLA or your favorite Max Muscle weight-loss product such Emerge, LipoRed, SimoVEX XT, and any of your favorite Max Muscle proteins.
For athletic performance: Take Max LiquiCarn with Max A.R.M., FBX 2.0, MaxxTOR, Nitro 2, ZMA, Agamine Sulfate, and any of your favorite Max Muscle proteins.
For heart health: Take Max LiquiCarn with Max EFAs, Max CLA, Max Vit-Acell, or Max Nutraceuticals.
Although at Max Muscle Nutrition, we advocate following a good fitness program for optimal health, L-carnitine has actually been shown to provide some of the cardiovascular improvements we get from exercise, but without the exercise! Incorporate Max LiquiCarn into your healthy nutrition and fitness program today to optimize your results.
By Jennifer Lee