The "Live Healthy" Journal

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L-Carnitine and the Fat Switch

on January 12, 2012

We’ve been spending a lot of time focusing on New Year’s Resolutions and the popular theme of weight loss. Getting the right weight loss supplements can truly make a huge difference in whether you stick to those resolutions or fall of the wagon, as they say. Some very interesting news out of the scientific community today is shedding some light on why L-carnitine supplements are so important for weight loss.

L-Carnitine and the “Fat Switch”

 

According to research recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemisty as the ‘Paper of the Week,’ carnitine ‘has a switch’ that determines whether ‘individuals suffer from fatty liver in one extreme or ketosis in the other.’

L-Carnitine is the key protein that regulates fatty acid oxidation in the liver and is critical for metabolism. Its activity determines whether individuals suffer from fatty liver in one extreme or ketosis in the other.

Professor Zammit explained: “Knowing that the CPT1 enzyme can switch and what controls it will ultimately lead to a better understanding of why some people appear to have a speedy metabolism and others struggle to curb their appetite.

What does it all mean? If your 2012 resolution is to get in shape and lose weight, you’ll need to read this: Top 3 Weight Loss Supplements for 2012.

 

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