Not all supplements are created equally, even if the ingredients look similar on the label.
They can have different forms, bioavailability, purity, and more. That’s the case with l-carnitine, the amino acid-like nutrient which helps you burn fat as fuel and reduce muscle soreness.*
In Kaged products, we always strive to use quality, pure forms of ingredients. That’s why we use a patented form of carnitine called Carnipure®
Carnipure® is a patented form of l-carnitine l-tartrate, manufactured by the Swiss company, Lonza. When you see Carnipure®, you know you’re getting high-quality l-carnitine l-tartrate.
This means Carnipure® is…
Carnitine-L-Tartrate is a salt of 68% L-carnitine and 32% L-tartaric acid.The tartrate version of l-carnitine has among the highest concentrations of actual l-carnitine.
More importantly for you l-carnitine l-tartrate is the most extensively studied form and is designed to burn fat as fuel and reduce muscle soreness.
When it comes to supporting your training and results, Carnipure® has a few key benefits.
Carnitine is most well known for its role in energy metabolism and helping usburn fatty acids. (1,2)
You may remember from high school biology that the mitochondria is ‘the powerhouse of the cell.’ It’s where macronutrients like fatty acids and glucose get broken down into ATP, the body’s usable form of energy.
In order for fatty acids to get used as energy and made into ATP, they need to make it to the mitochondria.
On their own, fatty acids can’t do this. They need support. That’s where l-carnitine comes in.
Think of fatty acids like a pile of freshly cut wood, ready to get burned to keep the fire going, and l-carnitine like the workers who drop the logs on the fire.
In simple terms l-carnitine helps us burn fat as fuel.*
Because of its ability to help burn fatty acids, it’s a popular supplement ingredient to support a healthy body weight.
When you’re sore, the following days you don’t perform as well in the gym. Improving recovery and reducing soreness means you can train harder, more often. This allows you to get in more training sessions.
Research on Carnipure® has shown that, when taken before training, it accelerates recovery from high-intensity exercise.
When we train, we often use our anaerobic system, especially during high-intensity training. This is what leads to the build of toxins, like lactic acid, that lead to soreness. Carnipure® supports recovery because it can enhance blood flow, therefore helping “flush” out the lactic acid.
Simply, this means less delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) the following days. (3)
While related to its ability to support recovery, Carnipure® also supports blood flow while you train. At rest, the average heart beats about 72 times per minute and 103,680 times per day. That’s a ton of reps for our heart.
When we train, the number increases. Why? When we exercise we have a higher demand for blood to flow to our muscles. With blood comes oxygen and other crucial nutrients.
Without healthy blood flow, you won’t be able to train as hard or recover as effectively.
For all of these reasons, in Kaged L-Carnitine we use 100% pure Carnipure®. It comes in simple, easy to stack 500mg capsules.
We choose this patented form because it’s scientifically shown to reduce muscle soreness so you can train harder, recover better, and burn fat as fuel.*
The optimal amount of l-carnitine for performance and recovery often exceeds what our body can synthesize. Because of this, l-carnitine is a “conditionally essential” nutrient. While notstrictly essential, practically it is. (4,5)
On workout days, take 1500mg-2000mg of Carnipure® 30-60 minutes before your workout. On days you don't train, take any time of the day.
The bioavailability of carnitine may vary depending on if you eat meat, are vegetarian, or vegan. One study reported that bioavailability of L-carnitine in individuals adapted to low-carnitine diets (i.e., vegetarians; 66%-86%) is higher than those adapted to high-carnitine diets (i.e., regular red meat eaters; 54%-72%). (6)
As you get older, your tissue carnitine levels may drop. (7).
You can add Carnipure® to your pre-workout stack. With Kaged L-Carnitine, you get Carnipure® in convenient vegetable capsules. Just take 3-4 capsules with your Pre-Kaged.
Since L-Carnitine helps shuttle fat to be used as fuel, it’s also popular as part of a complete fat-burner that can support healthy weight loss.
In fact, we include Carnipure® in Clean Burn, our fat-burner designed to support fat burning and health weight loss.*
What separates Kaged Carnitine is that we use 100% Carnipure® and provide it in simple, easy to stack capsules.
We believe that a cookie-cutter program limits your results. The same is true for your supplementation regime. That’s why our l-carnitine comes in convenient vegetarian capsules that’s easy to add to any stack. Add it to your Hydra-Charge during your workout to fuel recovery while supporting your hydration, or take along with your Pre-Kaged before training.
Yes, it can. However, not at the levels that will optimally support your post-workout recovery.
In order to make sufficient carnitine, the additional following nutrients must be available in adequate amounts: lysine and methionine, vitamins B3 and B6, vitamin C along with iron.
Carnipure®, which is a form of l-carnitine l-tartrate, and acetyl l-carnitine have similarities but also many differences.
While both have been studied for their roles in fat metabolism, l-carnitine l-tartrate has been looked at more for its role in improving recovery. That’s why we use this form in Kaged products, since it’s more specific to training.
In contrast, acetyl-l-carnitine may make it through the blood brain barrier, and has been studied as a potential supplement to support cognitive function.