What is L-Carnitine?
L-carnitine is a non-essential amino acid, which means that the body produces it naturally, from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It has the role of transporting long-chain fatty acids to cells’ mitochondria, where energy is created. There are two types, l-carnitine tartrate and acetyl l-carnitine — it’s the first that is most frequently used in fitness supplements, and the latter which is created in the body.
What are the Benefits of L-Carnitine?
Our l-carnitine supplements are available as ready-to-mix powders or convenient-to-take capsules, helping you to make sure you are getting the carnitine you need to support your fitness progress. They’re a convenient way to keep your daily intake of this amino acid topped up. As it’s an amino acid, l-carnitine naturally occurs in protein, which helps to build and repair muscle – crucial for any fitness goal.
Our L-Carnitine Products
Our l-carnitine supplements are suitable for any lifestyle - we have options that are completely gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly. They can easily be made part of any routine, as our powder can be added to any drink and the capsules can be taken with a meal - making staying topped up super-simple and hassle-free!
For a powdered supplement, see our 100% L-Carnitine Amino Acid Powder:
• 500mg of acetyl l-carnitine in every serving*
• Great for supporting muscle growth
• Can be used by vegetarians
• Perfect for adding to your usual shakes and juices
Try our Liquid L-Carnitine Amino Acid capsules for maximum convenience:
• 500mg of l-carnitine in every capsule
• Suitable for those following a meat-free diet
• A great support to your training plan
• Features a unique liquid delivery system
As another option, we also have our popular L-Carnitine tablet:
• Serving suggestion of 2 capsules which delivers 1g of l-carnitine
• Super-convenient to make part of your routine
• Developed to support your training sessions
*Nutritional information will vary depending on flavour.
What is the difference between l carnitine and acetyl l carnitine?
The acetyl group allows for the L-carnitine to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Is it better to take powder or tablets?
Neither, both can be equally as effective. It depends purely on the practicality of use and which form of dosing you believe will suit you better.
Is carnitine an essential amino acid?
No, carnitine is not an essential amino acid (although it is synthesized from essential amino acids).