$0.99 / serve
Its a fat burn superhero, a brain booster, and a fatigue saver, all in one! Acetyl-L-Carnitine has quickly become one of our 'bread and butter' supplements, as well as an important ingredient of many modern products (especially pre-workouts and fat burners, read below and you'll know why). With the ATP Science Acetyl-L-Carnitine however, we love that we can scoop to our heart's desire and get the product at its simplest and purest form.
- Stimulates and facilitates increased fat burn - Powerful function as a nootropic to reduce mental fatigue and increase alertness - Shown to reduce muscular fatigue - 100% natural, GMO-free and highest quality possible
L-Carnitine is another amino acid, one of our body's building blocks, which plays a huge role in our body's natural functions. This is a non-essential amino acid, meaning our body can actually synthesise it independently, but our body only really produces enough for regular function. L-Carnitine has has a significant amount of attention and research over the last several years, which have gone to show that with additional supplementation of L-Carnitine, you are able to better target fat as your body's source of fuel, slightly reduce your fatigue levels, and see a significant impact on cognitive performance.
One of the most recognised and sought after benefits of L-Carnitine is its role in the fat burning process. Put simply, L-Carnitine pushes fat into the mitochondriaÂ - essentially, so it can be converted to ATP and used by muscles for energy. Therefore, while your body can readily use and breakdown glucose (from carbohydrates) as a source of energy, for your body to utilise fat as a source of energy, L-Carnitine is a key player. Think of L-Carnitine as the delivery truck - taking fat to the fat burning furnace. Without a sufficient supply or abundance of L-Carnitine, your body is more likely to show a preference for glucose as a source of fuel. Therefore, when aiming to burn fat and get leaner, and hoping instead tell your body to burn excess fat reserves, L-Carnitine is your new best friend.
L-Carnitine also has antioxidant properties - and effectively helps to remove cellular waste from energy production, in the form of free radicals, away from the mitochondria. This cellular waste is the cause of the fatigued performance and feeling within your muscles. Therefore, L-Carnitine plays a role and has an effect in reducing fatigue to increase physical performance.
We've talked a bit here about just L-Carnitine. The ATP Science product here is actually Acetyl-L-Carnitine - the difference being, the added acetyl group. The benefit of acetyl-l-carnitine, as opposed to the more traditional supplement of l-carnitine, is its ability to work much more efficiently in the brain, meaning its impact is not limited purely to within the muscles. It works as a nootropic - to enhance cognitive performance. This is very scientifically ctifically proven, and is backed by numerous studies and cases to show its effects in reducing mental fatigue and neurological decline, whilst increasing alertness.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is the principal acetyl ester of L-Carnitine (LC), and it plays an essential role in intermediary metabolism, acting as a donor of acetyl groups and facilitating the transfer of fatty acids from cytosol to mitochondria during beta-oxidation. This means it will help you burn fat. ATP's Acetyl L-Carnitine comes in both 100gm (50 serves) and 250gm (125 serves) sizes for your convenience.
Dietary supplementation of Acetyl L-Carnitine exerts neuroprotective, neurotrophic, anti-depressive and analgesic effects in painful conditions. Acetyl L-Carnitine also has antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activity. Moreover, Acetyl L-Carnitine exhibits positive effects on mitochondrial metabolism, and shows promise in the treatment of aging and neurodegenerative pathologies by slowing the progression of mental deterioration.
Fat exhibits a relatively low maximal rate of oxidation in vivo, which begins to decline at around 65% of VO2max when muscle glycogen becomes the major fuel. It is thought that if the rate of fat oxidation during endurance exercise could be augmented, then muscle glycogen depletion could be delayed and endurance improved.
For best results take 2 grams before, during or directly after training. Don’t let the smell turn you off, the right amount mixed into water only has a slight bitter taste, like lemon water or powdered vinegar. Get on it - don’t be a sook.
Is this product vegan?
Yes, this product contains no animal-products or GMO, and is 100% suitable for a vegan lifestyle.
Is this product gluten-free?
This product is approved and tested to be 100% gluten free!
Is this product safe for use during pregnancy?
While this product has demonstrated no adverse effects or conditions for those who use during a pregnancy, we recommend discontinuing use for the duration of pregnancy to ensure safety. For more information, consult a medical professional.
Does this product contain any banned substances?
No, this product has been tested and confirmed to contain no banned substances. However, we advise that the list of banned substances as noted by the Australian Regulatory Board, ASADA, changes very frequently. For utmost assurance, please consult the ASADA Supplement Checker or contact the MAK Crew.
We recommend a serving size of 1 scoop (2g) once to twice per day. For best results, consumer either before, during or directly after training. Ideal timing could be mixed in with a pre-workout drink.