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L-Carnitine Injections?

My girlfriend is from colombia and used to be into the fitness thing quite seriously. She said they used to inject l-carnitine into the fat for localised fat loss. Has any one any info or experience on this?

Levo-carnitine has been shown to increase glucose metabolism, to what effect this has on rapid fat loss, I am not sure.

I was taught by a Proffessor of Biochemistry that L-carnitine is not the rate-limiting step in fat mobilisation, and thus increasing the amount of it does nothing towards speeding fat loss (and that this had been proven in studies)

Lipolysis and glucose metabolism are not one in the same.

[quote]lv 426 wrote:
http://www.synthetek.com/the-science-behind-synthetine/ [/quote]

A very interesting and well written article