L-CARNITINE is an amino acid which helps transport fats into muscle cells. It is essential in the transport of fats into muscle cells for energy production. The muscle levels of L-CARNITINE determine the exercise capacity of muscles.. By using fats as energy for muscle contractions, the body is sparing glycogen and delaying the accumulation of lactic acid.
L-CARNITINE delays muscle fatigue by reducing lactic acid formation, and improves performance and endurance.
L-CARNITINE forms an essential part of the transport system which moves fatty acids into the mitachondria (cell furnaces) for energy production. It thus acts as a buffer by inhibiting lactic acid buildup in muscles, helping to delay fatigue and prevent Tying Up. Demand for L-CARNITINE in heavily exercising horses is often not met from the diet, as large amounts are consumed during exercise. Supplementing with L-CARNITINE results in improved energy supply, increased use of fatty acids as an energy source, decreased lactate buildup, and a significant increase in maximum work output.
L-CARNITINE is essential for normal heart function. Supplementing with L-CARNITINE improves both sprint and endurance performance.