Vegetarians: Reduced L-Carnitine

Greetings fitness freaks,

Came across this recent study showing that :

Vegetarians have a reduced skeletal muscle carnitine transport capacity

Now some of you are going to read this and say “Uh…sooooo…what?”, yeah, let me save you the Google search.  L-Carnitine comes from 2 amino acids (lysine and methionine) and the body needs it to break down fatty acids during the production of metabolic energy.

This brings on many claims, most popularly fat loss, because as soon as any derivative of the word “fat” and “breaking down” comes into play people think “magic pill that helps me lose weight”.  While this may be somewhat true, if you’re not using any energy, the body has no reason to break down the fat.  CALL YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT! 😉

Mainly though it has significant effects on heart disease and has been known to help those with angina get back to exercising.  However it’s major nutrition sources are BEEF and dairy to a lesser extent.  So before you go to your local supplement store to pay

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