The study of carnitine began in the early 1900s when it was extracted from meat and discovered in 1905. It is also called L-carnitine.
As a carrier of fat, l-carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids from outside to inside mitochondria and promotes the β-oxidative decomposition of fat. Studies have shown that L-carnitine to lose weight can enhance the activity of fatty acid oxidase, promote fat oxidation, and reduce body weight and blood lipid levels.
Many people have misconceptions about the efficacy of l-carnitine. Here are some tips to use l-carnitine supplements:
1. With aerobic exercise can play a role
2. Avoid using L-carnitine before bed
3. Pay attention to hydration when taking it (fat metabolism needs water to participate in, and 7 molecules of water will be consumed for every molecule of fat).
4. Should not take a large number of amino acids at the same time (will block L-carnitine absorption)