Diabesity Challenge Tip: Put Some Pep in Your Step With L-Carnitine

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Filed Under: Diabetes, Weight Loss, Blood Sugar
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Many weight loss and diet plans fail because people just don’t have the energy to keep them up. diabesity challenge tip: L-carnitineIf you need a little pep in your step, L-carnitine may be the answer.

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, centenarians who took 2 g of L-carnitine every day for six months reported significantly less physical, mental, and overall fatigue. They also experienced markedly lower cholesterol levels, increased muscle mass (an average of 8.4 pounds), enhanced fat loss (approximately 4 pounds), and improved endurance. The supplement takers even scored higher on a test measuring mental function! No changes were reported in the placebo group.

You don’t have to be over the age of 100 to benefit from L-carnitine. In addition to the health perks mentioned above, this supplement works wonders for patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular problems, helps restore sensation in people with diabetic neuropathy, and is even reported to improve sexual function in men.

You can find L-carnitine in health food stores and many online vendors. The recommended dose is 500 to 2,000 mg per day.

I hope this information helps you as you continue your weight loss journey. Have another great week and keep up with the program…it works!
 

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