Jarrow Formulas Liquid L-Carnitine contains (L-)carnitine, which is a an amino acid found in high concentrations in heart and liver tissues, where, inside the mitochondria of cells, Carnitine helps transform fats into energy.
Carnitine also facilitates the metabolism of carbohydrates and enhances the ATP-formation in the production of energy. By enhancing fatty acid metabolism, carnitine can help maintain healthy triglyceride levels. Major body tissues, particularly the heart and skeletal muscles, depend on fatty acid oxidation as their primary source of energy. Carnitine promotes efficient heart function.
Carnitine works synergistically with Co-Q10, an antioxidant and energy cofactor that is found in the inner membrane of the mitochondria.
Carnitine is also involved in sperm motility.
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is also involved in the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria.
In liquid form, carnitine can more easily be added to sports drinks, in much higher doses than found in most commercially available sports drinks with added carnitine.
Biosint™ L-Carnitine is manufactured by Sigma-Tau Industries, S.p.A. (Rome, Italy), the pioneer in L-Carnitine science.
• increases anaerobic muscle power
• helps to burn fat for energy
• can help in restoring normal energy levels, upon onset physical fatigue
• liquid form allows it to be added to home-made sports drinks in higher doses at lower cost
Health benefits and dangers of intermittent fasting
Last week I explained how the celebration of carnival and the ensueing Lent with a partial fast can have mental health benefits for you.
Fasting is part of almost every single religion because famines are hard to avoid at the end of winter when food stores are at its lowest. Or in hotter climates, when there is a severe drought.
So it made sense to make peace with unavoidable famine espeically when it is short-lived.
But what if I told you that fasting could actually be healthy for you? That is, fasting for a short period of time. This practice has been adopted by an ever growing amount of people, who mostly adopt a method called intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is said to lead to easier fat loss, increased stamina and vigor, improved focus at the gym and at work, and, improved immune health.
Intermittent fasting effectively mimics the eating habits of our ancestors, who did not have access to grocery stores or food around the clock. They would cycle through periods of feast and famine, and modern research shows this cycling produces a number of biochemical benefits. In short, by altering what and when you eat, you can rather dramatically alter how your body operates.
Declutter your life and feel liberated!Have you ever looked around in your house upon coming home with a new purchase, to discover you can't find a suitable spot to put it away? Your new fancy mug can't be put up in the cupboard, because it is chockful of mugs and lovely tea cups already. Your new fancy dress can't be hung in the wardrobe as ther's no space left. Sounds familiar, huh?
Strength & enduranceIt is not too hard to improve endurance: just put in enough hours doing your favourite endurance sports. Achieving a decent endurance level while maintaining strength is not so easy.
Why? Because the energy needed for both is from competing systems.
take 1 tablespoon per day on an empty stomach, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 tablespoon, 15ml)
l-carnitine (elemental free-base) 1000 mg†
vitamin B5 (as pantothenic acid) 10mg 100% RDI
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredient (l-carnitine), purified water, sweetener (xylitol, glycerin), preservative (citric acid, potassium sorbate, grapefruit extract), flavour (natural lemon-lime flavor)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans