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Mar072013

Hawaiian Energy Shotz - L-Carnitine Tartrate

There’s a New Shot(z) Coming to Town - our detailed looked at the ingredients of Hawaiian Energy Shotz continues with a look at L-Carnitine Tartrate. L-Carnitine Tartrate is an amino acid that has antioxidant properties and is used to combat fatigue, muscle weakness and support weight loss. L-Carnitine Tartrate has been categorized, by some experts, as a nutraceutical - a compound that provides health benefits beyond its nutritional value.  

The National Cancer Institute believes L-Carnitine Tartrate has chemoprotective and antioxidant qualities.  Chemoprotective is a reaction within the body that protects healthy tissue from the toxic effects of carcinogens from the environment. This protection is a result of fatty acid oxidation.  L-Carnitine also reduces free radical formation.  

L-Carnitine Tartrate facilitates fat burning by aiding in the oxidation process of fatty acids, aiding in the transportation of fats into the cells to be used as energy in the body.  By elevating the level of muscle carnitine, the fat burning process is supported and the body becomes more efficient at processing fuel, thus increasing energy levels.   Having elevated carnitine may also improve physical performance by burning more fat, sparing glycogen, helping eliminate muscle lactate as well as increasing anabolic hormone response.  L-Carnitine Tartrate is also being seen as a potential aid in preventing diabetes due to improved fat metabolism.  

L-Carnitine is also believed to speed up short-term and long-term recovery from training, leaving less pain and soreness and a feeling of being more energized. This is due, in part, to having less muscle lactate buildup which causes pain, thus inhibiting performance. Basically, if you produce less lactate and clear it faster, recovery will happen more quickly.

L-Carnitine is also believed to increase circulation which, in turn, may also provide short term improvement in blood flow to the brain.  The improvement of blood flow to the brain may improve memory.
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Hawaiian Energy Shotz, or this information, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult a physician with medical concerns.  

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