Carnitine is a compound naturally produced in your body (primarily in the liver and kidneys) that is required for the transport of fatty acids into cells in order to burn fat for energy. Red meat and dairy products provide the highest concentrations of carnitine through diet. The biologically active form is L-carnitine. Supplementing with L-carnitine enhances your body’s ability to preferentially use fats as fuel, rather than carbohydrates or proteins which yield half as much energy as fats.
Though it may take a while to see significant results (sometimes up to 6-12 months), the natural fat-burning quality of L-carnitine is only one of its many benefits. L-carnitine has been shown to improve energy metabolism, improve mental alertness, preserve brain function and memory, improve exercise endurance, improve sperm health, and is good for the heart.
PVL Essentials is a Canadian sport supplement brand that uses 100% natural high quality ingredients. Here is my PVL Essentials L-Carnitine review.
PVL Essentials L-Carnitine uses the L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate form, which is 100% stable, has a longer shelf life compared to other L-carnitines, and has been shown to reduce the amount of muscle tissue damage during exercise. PVL L-Carnitine is all natural, containing no artificial colours or preservatives. The liquid is sweetened with stevia, is twice as potent as most other liquid forms, and has zero carbs and calories. The capsules have no gelatin and are 100% vegetarian.
Dosing – 10/10
Liquid PVL L-Carnitine: Adults can take 2 tablespoons daily with food.
Each tablespoon contains 1000 mg of L-carnitine & L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate.
Vege Caps PVL L-Carnitine: Adults can take 2 capsules, 2 times per day.
Each capsule contains 750 mg of L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate.
Effectiveness – 10/10
Out of convenience, I chose to take PVL Essentials L-Carnitine vege caps over the liquid, so I can’t comment on flavour. I really like how I feel (yes, I’m still taking them!) on PVL L-Carnitine. Results weren’t immediate but definitely worth waiting for. The first thing I noticed was an improvement in my hair and skin, which was a nice surprise! During training, I’m able go a little longer before tiring which allows me to push myself further. My recoveries seem to be easier, and my muscle tone has improved. These factors alone make L-carnitine worth taking, not to mention the proven benefits it has on your health that you won’t be able to measure.
Overall – 10/10
PVL Essentials L-Carnitine is a stimulant-free, safe, all natural supplement that you should add to your stack if you are wanting to optimize your body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, encourage lean muscle growth and development, enhance exercise performance and cardio output, and reduce fatigue, among many other general health benefits. L-carnitine is sometimes referred to as the lazy fat burner, which means you may have to be a bit more patient before you SEE the results you’re looking for. In the meantime, PVL L-carnitine will be busy supporting your body’s health in many other ways, including having substantial antioxidant power.