Momentum® Carnitine’s extensive composition contains Acetyl-L-Carnitine, the bio-active form of Carnitine. In this form it is most easily absorbed by the body and is more economically used. In the Carnitine supplement, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and alpha lipoic acid jointly enhance cellular energy production and help the body burn off sugar (through the effects of alpha lipoic acid) and fat (through the effects of Acetyl-L-Carnitine). Fortifying the supplement with chromium, biotin and zinc contributes to a healthy metabolism and brings out the qualities of the Acetyl-L-Carnitine. The qualities of the other micro-nutrients are described below. The composition can be found in the table below.
Biotin and chromium
Micro-nutrients biotin and chromium are beneficial to metabolism. Chromium additionally helps to maintain a stable blood sugar level, which in turn reduces hunger and cravings for sweet snacks between meals.
Zinc enhances the functioning of Carnitine by helping us burn fat.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
The Carnitine supplement of Momentum® contains alpha lipoic acid, an organosulfur compound derived from octanoic acid, which is found naturally in our bodies. Alpha lipoic acid has two key functions; it is both essential for cellular energy production and act as a powerful antioxidant. Alpha lipoic acid supports the functioning of Carnitine by lowering blood sugar levels and improving insulin sensitivity. By lowering insulin sensitivity, sugar is more effectively absorbed by muscle and liver cells in the blood, rather than being converted into fat.
WHAT IS CARNITINE AND WHY DO WE NEED IT?
Carnitine is a vitamin-like organic compound that is synthesized by the body using amino acids lysine and methionine, with the help of vitamin C and iron. The body usually produces about 10 percent of required Carnitine. Because the body’s own Carnitine synthesis only reaches an optimum level at about the age of 15, it has become a popular supplement for baby milk formula.
Carnitine plays a crucial role in energy production, helping fatty acids reach the mitochondria, the cell’s power producers, where they are converted into energy (see figure 1). In short, Carnitine helps the body to optimally burn energy.
IN WHAT FOODS CAN WE FIND CARNITINE?
Carnitine is found in meat products, mostly in red meats such as roast beef and lamb. A vegetarian diet can lead to Carnitine deficiency.
WHY USE A CARNITINE SUPPLEMENT?
Athletes often use a Carnitine supplement because of its role in supplying muscles with energy. It is also used by people who want to burn extra fat to lose weight. Carnitine ensures that fatty acids are transported to the mitochondria and converted into energy. This reduces fatty mass and increases energy levels. The Momentum® Carnitine supplement, just like our Carnitrin® liquid, is treated with ultra molecular frequencies to provide optimal performance and an even better result.
Deficiencies Due to Eating Habits
Vegetarians may need extra Carnitine because it is not part of their regular diet. Symptoms of Carnitine deficiency may include listlessness, complaints of hypoglycemia, obesity and cardiovascular conditions.
CARNITINE IN COMBINATION WITH THE MOMENTUM® PROGRAM