L-Carnitine is a natural compound that can be synthesized in the body from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine, or ingested through the diet as found in small amounts in many foods.
L-Carnitine is considered one of the most effective nutritional ingredients both for the recovery of athletes and for people who follow diets or weight reduction programs, as it plays an essential role in energy metabolism. The main function of L-Carnitine is the transfer of long chain fatty acids to the mitochondria for subsequent β-oxidation. This means that L-Carnitine intervenes in the process of generating heat that leads to “fat burning”. Without the L-Carnitine function, fatty bodies would accumulate in muscle and fat tissues as well as in the arteries.