L-Carnitine is derived from the biosynthesis of lysine and methionine amino acids and is found predominately in tissues such as skeletal and cardiac muscles where fatty acids are used as fuel for energy. L-Carnitine can be found in foods such as meat, grains and vegetables.
The body itself can only synthesise a relatively small amount of L-Carnitine per day with deficiencies, especially after vigourous excercise, leading to muscle fatigue, cramping, and inefficient kidney function.
It is therefore important for those engaging in intense activity to consume sports supplements with added L-Carnitine to assist not only in energy production from fatty acids, subsequently reducing total body fat, but to relieve the symptoms on deficiency which will have a negative affect in performance and overall health.
Products such as Maximuscle Creatamax Capsules can provide sufficient L-Carnitine for those that may require it.