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What is l-carnitine? (0:40)

L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that's often taken as a supplement. Most of the focus about l-carnitine is regarding its benefits for weight loss, but it also may have an impact on brain function.

However, popular claims about supplements don’t always match up with the science. So before making any serious claims about whether or not it's an effective supplement, we looked at the research.

In this video, you'll discover both the potential risks and benefits of L-carnitine supplements and how this nutrient functions in your body.

How l-carnitine seems to help with weight loss (0:50)

This is where the science and research do show the direct effects of l-carnitine on your body's ability to burn fat. See, inside our cells, we have mitochondria (often referred to as the powerhouse of our cells). One of the main functions of mitochondria is to shuttle fatty acids through the cell wall so they can be converted to ATP and burned off as energy.

L-carnitine plays a big role in helping move the fatty acids across the membrane wall efficiently. So the logic stands that it would have some fat burning benefits, right?

How good are the benefits really? (1:24)

So, when answering this question, does l-carnitine actually have serious benefits for weight loss, what we're really talking about is whether or not supplementing with l-carnitine is effective.

Hope this helps!

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    35 replies to "Does L-Carnitine Have Benefits For Fat Loss? Discover The Answer Here"

    • mike yang

      thanks for delving into this topic. didnt really know much about lcarnitine, but this was super informative to me!

    • Mona Ladyconsumer

      These videos are so helpful – I really appreciate them!

    • kassem safad

      Dr. Anthony, thank you for talking about L-Carnitine and its benefits. I’ve always thought that L-Carnitine supplements are effecient for weight loss, glad to know the truth. your explanation was excellent

      • Shahdin Laskar

        Ys really

    • Nigatsu

      Good video and very professional! Thank you. It has helped me a lot.

    • Tony Lars

      Was curious about this and you answered all my questions perfectly, great video!

    • Steev Tan

      Always interested in learning about new supplements, I haven’t heard of l-carnitine before. From what you’re saying I can definitely see some benefits but I think there are much better options available for weight loss. Thanks for the great info Doc!

      • Tayla Mc

        Whats better

      • Aynes

        @Tayla Mc starving

      • Petory

        @Aynes LMAOOOO

      • Jhaunbonay Smith

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    • SaRE fIn

      Great video and very thoughtful.. Thank you for sharing with great explanation, I am going to share this tips with my friends.

    • Burney Mattis

      Your video was very technical this time. Great stuff to learn by the way. Keep it up buddy

    • Katie Hunter

      I have not heard of L-Carnitine. It looks like a good way for fat loss. I would definitely recommend my friend to give it a try. This is the video I have found very useful!

    • nelson arga

      Always good to see your video. Very healthy and pro tips. Thanks

    • anu jose

      This one video answered all of the questions I had surrounding taking L-Carnitine. Detailed explanations which is exactly what I needed. Thanks so much

    • md Monowar

      This is an informative and well explained tutorial about L-Carnitine benefit for fat loss. I have learned a lot. I will try to this.

    • Dan007238

      Thanks for making this video. There is so much conflicting information online in the areas of health and fitness. It was nice to see someone take the time to go in depth, on a topic and really explain things fully. I’ve looked into L-Carnitine before, but this is one of the most thorough explanations of it’s benefits and draw backs that I’ve seen thus far. Nice work!

    • Francis

      I used to take it before and it really helped me burn fat and other benefits! But i didnt know that it improves memory. Great content 🙂

      • akbar tv

        It’s do work?

      • Jussef

        But only if is Acetyl-L-carnitine

      • The Man With No Name

        @akbar tv he forgot to reply so I guess not

      • Yung Damen

        @akbar tv yes it does

    • Tassie Jamie

      Thanks for the tips around side effects Doc. Have been taking 500mg daily for around 3 months now. It has helped with my blood sugar control, i.e. increased insulin sensitivity, but haven’t noticed any significant contribution to weight loss with my diet and exercise regime. Am hoping just 500mg per day won’t trigger the TMAO side effect. Thank you.

      • The One

        you should aim at 2000mg daily. i personally do that with great results

      • Dakota Carr

        Ur results are coming from something else 500mg isn’t anything cause 2 or 4 grams is average and I’m taking 8 grams through out the day and can feel it

    • J TheGreat

      I’ve been using it along with a very balanced diet and it’s definitely helped me lose weight but good video.

    • The Man With No Name

      I was on it for a month, I must say that I personally noticed some fat burn compared to the previous month ( combined with good diet and exercise) , nothing crazy but its better than nothing, my suggestion would be to take it on and off, maybe 1 or 2 bottles a year. perhaps in the spring to burn off that winter fat.

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    • J. C

      arnitine works really well for me as a pre workout along with high glycemic carb during a cutting phase. Taking L Carnitine alone does not work. You need carbohydrates to create insulin responses so that carnitine can be loaded into the muscle cells.

      • Shorney Douet

        What carbs did you eat?

    • Dan O'Hanlon

      You have a gift for explaining complicated things to make them easy to understand. Thanks — much appreciated!

      • Fit Father Project - Fitness For Busy Fathers

        You’re very welcome Dan 🙏

    • I'm Bom

      Such a informative video! Thank you so much for clearing things up for me

      • Fit Father Project - Fitness For Busy Fathers

        You’re very welcome 🙏

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