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Prioritise Your Mental Health Routine with L-Carnitine

Article At A Glance:

  • Designer Physique’s  Lean Boost, contains L-Carnitine and is a great regulator of both moods and emotions. 
  • Increases the content of noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin in the brain.
  • L-Carnitine is the best way to make you keen for your day! 

 

Another Amino?

You guessed it! L-Carnitine is an amino acid that the body naturally produces and most commonly has the reputation of a natural fat burner that speeds up metabolism, hence why Designer Physique’s L-Carnitine product is called Lean Boost. Not only does our Lean Boost get you feeling lean, but it’s also a great supplement to “lean” on for your mental health

Like many other amino acids, L-Carnitine is a great regulator of both moods and emotions

How can I lean on L-Carnitine?

Various studies have been conducted on L-Carnitine’s efficacy in improving mood and antidepressant properties. A study conducted on mice and long term use of L-Carnitine supplementation found that L-Carnitine was able to alter brain energy metabolism (the process of generating energy from nutrients) and increase the content of noradrenaline and serotonin, which are the hormones responsible for calm and happy moods (Smeland et al., 2012). L-Carnitine has shown to improve symptoms of depression by increasing the neurotransmitter dopamine to enhance energy, focus and motivation (Clinical Applications of Scientific Innovation, 2017). L-carnitine is able to achieve these effects because it has a  similar structure to acetylcholine (a compound in the brain that produces neuromodulators and Emotional Feelings of calmness), so it can also  stimulate acetylcholine receptors in the brain to release dopamine (Durand-de Cuttoli, et al., 2018)

Can I get L-carnitine from food?

You can get your daily dose of L-carnitine from a variety of food sources with the highest amounts being in red meats. Lesser amounts can be found in dairy, chicken, fish, beans and avocado (Oregon State University, 2019). For people who don’t consume red meat, getting higher amounts of L-carnitine through your food intake can be challenging. Data shows that adults who eat mixed diets including red meat and animal products consume around 60-180mg of carnitine daily compared to adults eating a vegan diet who consume around 1012mg of carnitine daily (National Institutes of Health, 2021). With such a significant difference between dietary carnitine intake Lean Boost is a great supplement alternative to help boost your L-carnitine levels for the most therapeutic effects. 

 

Now you’re keen for L-Carnitine

Between its ability to fasten metabolism, increase energy, burn fat, improve mood and reduce depression, is there anything L-Carnitine can’t do for you? But don’t just take our word for it, try Lean Boost today! Whether you shot it down with water or juice, or my personal favourite, adding it to a  smoothie or even your morning coffee, L-Carnitine is the best way to make you keen for your day! 

 

References

Clinical Applications of Scientific Innovation. (2017). New review demonstrates acetyl L-carnitine significantly decreases depressive symptoms. Accessed on 19/09/22, <https://blog.designsforhealth.com/si-42214/new-review-demonstrates-acetyl-l-carnitine-significantly-decreases-depressive-symptoms>

 

Durand-de Cuttoli, R. Mondoloni, S. Marti, F. Lemoine, D. et al. (2018) Manipulating midbrain dopamine neurons and reward-related behaviors with light-controllable nicotinic acetylcholine receptors eLife 7:e37487.

National Institutes of Health, (2021). Carnitine, U.S. Department of health and human services. Accessed on 26/09/22, <https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Carnitine-HealthProfessional/>

 

Oregon State University, (2019). L-Carnitine, Linus Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Information Center. Accessed on 19/09/22, <https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/L-carnitine>

 

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

 

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