What are the health benefits of Carnitine?
- Carnipure® is the highest grade L-carnitine on the market today
- L-carnitine has profound effects on weight loss, male fertility, muscle growth, and recovery
- L-carnitine is effective as a treatment for hair loss
Exercise and nutrition are two components that people have control over. While genetic aspects are being researched and improved constantly, they are still out of reach. Gene therapy and stem cells may soon be at the forefront of medicine in general. The importance of exercise and nutrition when it comes to hair loss is paramount, but unfortunately many avoid or ignore these two core factors.
Carnitine is a compound that orchestrates and activates many metabolic processes in humans, animals, and plants. Its use in medicine and nutrition has been well-established, and the benefits it provides will surely surprise the unaware. L-Carnitine is essential for transporting long-chain fatty acids across cells for subsequent fat breakdown and production of energy.
What are the applications of Carnitine?
Carnitine exists in several forms, and for the purposes of hair support, sports performance, and other benefits, L-carnitine L-tartrate is arguably the best. It’s also the purest form of carnitine. The highest grade supplement form of this compound is Carnipure®. Because of the quality standards used by Oxford Biolabs®, TRX2 Food Supplement for Hair has Carnipure® as one of the main ingredients.
Carnitine is found in nearly all cells of the body. The root word is derived from the Latin word for flesh, because it was first isolated in meat. This coincides with where carnitine is found in abundance in food: meats. It is also found in some seafood and dairy products.
Perhaps one of the most renowned effects of L-carnitine is fat loss. This makes sense because L-carnitine has been extensively studied for its fat metabolising properties. A study on slightly overweight patients showed that L-carnitine significantly improved fat utilisation in the body. Evidence has also highlighted that L-carnitine treatment with moderate exercise had positive effects on risk factors in obese people: weight, body mass index (BMI), HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol), and insulin levels.
Anti-ageing and energy booster
As we age, bodily processes start working more slowly, causing longer recovery times, and causing fatigue levels to be reached more quickly. Studies performed on healthy elderly subjects demonstrated that the administration of L-carnitine resulted in increased muscle mass, decreased far mass, and a significant energy boost.
L-carnitine also protects muscles from tissue damage, speeds up tissue repair, and recovery time. Studies have shown that not only does it protect muscles from damage, it also stops free radicals from forming (anti-oxidant properties), prevented soreness after physical exertion.
Carnitine concentration in semen is directly related to sperm count and motility. Several studies have shown that L-carnitine therapy is effective in increasing semen quality, especially in groups with lower baseline levels. This could possibly be used as a component in treating male infertility from two main mechanisms of action - increasing fatty-acid metabolism and reducing cell death in the testes.
How does Carnitine improve hair growth?
L-carnitine is a fat metaboliser, energy producer, and a cardiovascular booster. Just like any other tissue or organ, hair follicles require proper metabolism, sufficient energy, and flow of nutrients. L-carnitine provides all of this and more. In a breakthrough study, L-carnitine was able to increase hair shaft elongation, prolong the growth phase of the hair cycle, and prevent the cell death of keratinocytes (cells that produce keratin, the protein that gives hair strength). While this particular study was done using a topical form of L-carnitine, a nutraceutical form, for example as a supplement, may have similar or even more pronounced effects.
The purest form of L-carnitine, as mentioned above, is Carnipure®. It is just one ingredient in TRX2® - which also includes important vitamins and other nutrients that have been directly linked to improving the quality of hair. A multi-targeted approach to hair loss is the best possible option to help reduce inflammation, prevent free radical damage, and nourish the hair.