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L-Carnitine Injections?


#1

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?


#2

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


#3

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)


#4

Lipolysis and glucose metabolism are not one in the same.


#5

http://www.synthetek.com/the-science-behind-synthetine/


#6

A very interesting and well written article