Eat Well: Weight Management

A Successful Weight Management Combo

Published: May 17th, 2012
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Diet and exercise provide the proper foundation for achieving anyone’s weight loss goals. Many individuals choose to incorporate supplements to aid in their physique transformation and achieve fantastic results.  Let’s discover why it could be a beneficial option for your goals.


What is L-Carnitine?  A nutrient synthesized by the body from two amino acids: lysine and methionine.  It is also found abundantly in red meats (think beef and lamb).

What does L-Carnitine do?  It shuttles long chain fatty acids into mitochondria, the “battery” or powerhouse of the cell.  It also helps fuel skeletal muscles.

Carnitine is required for the transport of long-chain fatty acids to mitochondria and thus plays a key role in normal metabolism.  Getting the fatty acids to the muscle mitochondria allows the mitochondria to oxidize (burn) fat to make energy to fuel our muscles.  Through its role in shuttling fatty acids to the mitochondria (remember, these are the powerhouses of our muscle cells), L-carnitine helps the body to use fat (in the form of long chain fatty acids) for energy production.

Dr. Edmundowicz of GNC Medical Advisory Board says this, “The benefits of L-Carnitine and the energy production that it supports have been well described in the cardiology medical literature.  Patients have been shown to benefit from supplementation with L-carnitine as part of their heart health management plan. This amino acid may support heart health, exercise tolerance and circulation in cardiovascular patients. Maintaining adequate levels of Carnitine in health is also important.  Vegetarians and strict dieters must be aware of the fact that beef and pork are important dietary sources of carnitine and therefore supplementation may be crucial to maintain healthy levels.”

Total Lean Liquid L-Carnitine is scientifically formulated, provides 1000mg of L-Carnitine per serving, and transports long chain fatty acids to be used as energy. 

For best results, take 1000 mg per day (or 1 tablespoon of Total Lean Liquid L-Carnitine).

Simply adding L-Carnitine to your regimen without a proper diet and exercise plan will provide little benefit to your weight loss goals.  It is best utilized in conjunction with daily nutrition and exercise habits.

If you are seeking guidance regarding a diet and exercise plan, check out GNC’s Total Lean Shake™ or Lean Shake™ 25.  You will find a complete lifestyle guide to help you reach your goals.

Combine the benefits of Total Lean L-Carnitine with a meal replacement like Lean Shake to live a lean and healthy lifestyle.

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