When I set out to formulate PNP’s Cardio Surge Energy, the goal was to formulate a powerful cardiovascular and endurance supplement that works with your body’s natural energy pathways to boost energy and stamina. Instead of relying on stimulates that give you the feeling of having more energy, the focus was to use ingredients that work with your body to naturally boost energy and performance.
Although Cardio Surge Energy contains many effective ingredients, one ingredient that stood out repeatedly was L-Carnitine and the many different forms it comes in. For Cardio Surge Energy, three forms of L-Carnitine were selected N-Acetyl L-Carnitine, L-Carnitine Fumarate, and L-Carnitine Tartrate.
Here is a look at L-Carnitine and the different forms used in Cardio Surge Energy.
INTRO TO L-CARNITINE
Our awareness of L-Carnitine is nothing new. L-Carnitine was first discovered in Russia in 1927 and its physiological significance was understood by the 1960s. It has been studied from a health perspective for more than 40 years with countless research studies conducted during that time. In the 1980’s it was used for its fat-burning abilities. However, in recent years L-Carnitine has seen a resurgence along with its many different forms for their athletic performance benefits.
Although there are different forms of L-Carnitine, which provide different benefits, all forms of L-Carnitine help with fat burning, athletic performance, and recovery. L-Carnitine’s main function is to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria where fat can then be oxidized to generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or energy. L-Carnitine works both during intense physical activity and during rest; however, it is most effective and noticeable during times of intense physical activity.
Without adequate L-Carnitine, most dietary fats won’t make it into the mitochondria to be burned as fuel. L-Carnitine deficiency has been shown to prevent a lot more than the ability to adequately burn body fat. L-Carnitine deficiency can lead to muscle weakness, stunted growth, and more. On the other hand, studies have shown supplementing with L-Carnitine can help keep blood glucose levels low while aiding in glycogen repletion. L-Carnitine has been shown to improve fat metabolization, which improves fat loss and energy levels during physical activity. During physical activity, L-Carnitine lowers lactic acid levels while improving creatine phosphate, one of the primary building blocks of ATP.
Studies have shown, athletes who supplement with L-Carnitine have been able to sustain physical activity more than 25% longer than those who don’t supplement with L-Carnitine. Part of this is due to the fact L-Carnitine will preserve glycogen stores while burning body fat stores and lowering lactic acid levels while boosting creatine phosphate levels.
L-Carnitine improves blood flow and along with its nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to transport them where they are needed most during exercise. L-Carnitine reduces oxidative damage and enhances the activity of a key enzyme in the body’s N.O. production, which helps the body during physical activity but can also help the body following physical activity.
It has been found that L-Carnitine supports testosterone receptors inside the muscle cells. The more of these receptors we have in our muscles, the more testosterone can bind to them and stimulate muscle growth as well as strength gains. Research suggests that L-Carnitine facilitates the action of insulin growth factor 1, which is critical for muscle growth.
THREE FORMS OF L-CARNITINE