How lean boost makes you lose weight
Article At A Glance:
- L-carnitine can really be taken at any time, but research has shown some of the best times to take it are either up to an hour before exercising or eating a meal and post exercise.
- Combining L-carnitine and protein together is a great hack for losing weight and fuelling your body at the same time!
- L-carnitine has some pretty great benefits when it comes to mood regulation.
- A review of studies found that participants who took L-carnitine lost around 1.3kgs more than their counterparts who didn’t.
How Lean Boost Makes You Lose Weight
There are many great natural ways to help you lose weight as mentioned in our last blog (link previous blog). One of them is by adding Designer Physique’s Lean Boost into your daily routine. Stay tuned because here are some great ways that you can add L-Carnitine into your day to day and also some other great reasons as to why you might want to!
How and when to take L-Carnitine
L-carnitine can really be taken at any time, but research has shown some of the best times to take it are either up to an hour before exercising or eating a meal and post exercise. This is when it is most effective for helping with fat burning, muscle recovery and increasing mental and physical performance. The standard recommended dosage of L-carnitine is anywhere from 500-2000 mg per day and can be taken all at once or in smaller doses throughout the day (Mawer, 2018).
Take it with protein
Both L-carnitine and protein are great nutrients that provide many health benefits for the body. Combining these two together is a great hack for losing weight and fuelling your body at the same time! As L-Carnitine moves glucose into the muscle cells quickly, when combined with a protein source it can support the body’s processes of replenishing glycogen stores. Glycogen is the body’s preferred source of energy that depletes during exercise, when it’s not replenished in time, the body eats away at nutrients and muscle tissue to try to build back energy. Combining protein with L-carnitine also helps to speed up muscle recovery and reduce soreness (Bene, et al., 2018). As both these supplements contribute to fat loss and muscle gain, combining them together helps enhance these effects as it’s double the power! Try our range of protein powders for a quality and convenient way to get in your body’s protein needs.
L-carnitine and mood regulation
Like the gift that keeps on giving, L-carnitine has some pretty great benefits when it comes to mood regulation too. Studies have found that supplementation of L-carnitine increased neurotransmitter production in the brain of noradrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals are responsible for making you feel good, happy, relaxed and help to improve and stabilise moods, energy, focus and motivation (Smeland et al., 2012). The increase of these neurotransmitters also has a big impact on sleep, by increasing calm and reducing stress, taking L-carnitine can work wonders on the quality of your rest time. For more information on the link between L-carnitine and supporting mental health, have a read of this blog!
How does it burn fat?
A review of studies on the efficacy of L-carnitine and fat burning found that the participants who took L-carnitine lost around 1.3kgs more than their counterparts who didn’t (Pooyandjoo, et al., 2016). The reason behind this is because L-carnitine helps to increase your metabolism by improving fat burning efficiency and enhancing workout performance to increase muscle mass. Increased muscle mass and reduced body fat result in a faster and more efficient metabolism.
Do you have a burning desire to try it?
Don’t let your desire be the only thing doing the burning, add our Lean Boost into your daily routine today and let it help you burn that unwanted body fat. Work smarter, not harder by letting L-carnitine be the smartest health choice you make!
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Mawer, R. (2018). L-Carnitine: benefits, side effects, sources and dosage, Healthline. Accessed on 21/11/22, <https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/l-carnitine>
Pooyandjoo, M. Nouhi, M. Shab-Bidar, S. Djafarian, K. Olyaeemanesh, A. (2016). The effect of (L-)carnitine on weight loss in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, Obesity Reviews, vol. 17, issue 10. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12436
Smeland, O. B., Meisingset, T. W., Borges, K., & Sonnewald, U. (2012). Chronic acetyl-L-carnitine alters brain energy metabolism and increases noradrenaline and serotonin content in healthy mice. Neurochemistry international, 61(1), 100–107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuint.2012.04.008