In this article, I take a look at the effectiveness of L-Carnitine for burning fat and whether it is more effective during exercise versus a sedentary state.
By Vince Thompson
L-Carnitine is an ingredient featured in SHIFTED Burn
, our high-impact, science based fat burner and I've gotten some questions about whether SHIFTED Burn is more effective during exercise or if it doesn't matter.
The short answer is that SHIFTED Burn will have a positive effect for helping to create a calorie deficit no matter when you take it. Yet, it will be even more effective if taken 30 minutes before exercise. Here's why:
Think of L-Carnitine as a passenger bus for fat, but instead of dropping off passengers at a museum, it drops fat off at a power plant to be used for fuel. The more fuel that's needed, the more fat L-Carnitine will transport to be burned off for energy.
So to answer the original question: yes, L-carnitine is more effective at burning fat during exercise than when you're just lounging around. When you exercise, your body needs more energy, and L-carnitine helps to provide that by transporting more fat to the mitochondria.
It's kind of like a superhero showing up to save the day when the city (your body) needs it the most. On the other hand, when you're sedentary, L-carnitine is like that superhero on a coffee break. It's still there, but it's not working at full capacity.
So, if you want to maximize the benefits of SHIFTED Burn
, which includes L-Carnitine, make sure to include regular exercise in your routine.