100% pure L-Carnitine. This amino acid-like substance is naturally present in meat (particularly red meat) and has been linked by many researchers to the increased metabolism of fat.
A supplement that increases fat burning has huge implications for endurance athletes in terms of increasing aerobic power, sparing muscle glycogen and prolonging time to exhaustion.
Please Note - Not all supplements are this pure. TORQ's RAW range provides a guarantee of purity and high potency. We use the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade, non-animal based material. We do not mix, blend or dilute.
TORQ carnitine is 100% pure L-Carnitine. This amino acid-like substance naturally present in meat (particularly red meat), but not available through vegetable sources, so supplementation with this product perhaps has particular relevance to Vegetarians and Vegans?
Research suggests* that a 1-4 gram daily dose of L-Carnitine increases the maximum use of oxygen (V02 max) and increases endurance (time to fatigue). This is all linked to L-Carnitine mobilizing more fat - making it more available as a fuel.
It seems clear that Carnitine is most effective when taken long-term. If you have an important competition that you would like to peak for, you should start taking this supplement at least 3 weeks beforehand. Some studies have even demonstrated an increase in muscle strength in endurance athletes as a result of taking Carnitine. Ed Burke* theorises that this may be due to the fact that the increased fat-burning somehow reduces the breakdown of muscle as a fuel during exercise. This further suggests that long-term consumption of Carnitine would be the best overall policy to adopt.
Ingredients: L-Carnitine (100%)
*At TORQ we refer you to a few select references from very reliable authors to save you buying a vast library of books. L-Glutamine is well researched and there is plenty of further information available. For starters, try Ed Burkes book below. He also addresses D-Ribose, HMB and L-Glutamine.
Burke, E.R. PhD (2002). Serious Cycling. Human Kinetics. Pages 167-169 (Ribose), 171-172 (L-Glutamine), 173-174 (HMB), 178-181 (Carnitine).
Ed Burke was consultant to Chris Carmichael, coach to Lance Armstrong (seven times Tour De France winner).
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