Dear EuropaMan,
With New Year’s around the corner, I am anticipating an influx of customers hoping to lose weight. I have been researching fat burners. What is L-Carnitine? What are the benefits?
– Howard H., Gym Franchisee

Dear Howard,
Before I answer your question, I want to wish you a Happy New Year! There’s something appealing about having a clean slate and that’s what the New Year offers us. Of course, one of the most popular resolutions is always to lose weight. And that’s what brings me to your question. Read on to learn why incorporating L-Carnitine can help your customers stick to those pesky resolutions.

What is L-Carnitine?

It’s a naturally occurring amino acid that plays a critical role in the metabolism of fat.  L-Carnitine is the body’s great converter. It converts fat into fuel.

How does it work?

Think of each cell in your body as having a teeny tiny furnace for burning fat. Well, L-Carnitine transports fatty acids into these areas of the cells to be oxidized—scorching the fat. In addition to aiding in fat loss, this cellular process also increases the body’s energy supply.

What are the benefits?

Now you know that Fat + L-Carnitine + Oxygen = Fuel.  But that’s not all. Studies show that L-Carnitine is used for treating various conditions of the heart and blood vessels, as well as treatment of diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, muscle disorders, infertility, ulcers, and chronic fatigue syndrome—just to name a few. L-Carnitine can also aid in weight loss, improve performance results, and generate lean muscle mass. With benefits like this, it should come as no surprise that L-Carnitine also provides a big boost in an individual’s overall sense of well-being.

When is the best time for L-Carnitine to work its fat-burning magic?

Research confirms that L-Carnitine works best when the body is enduring intense exercise. During exercise, the body’s carnitine levels are depleted. By utilizing L-Carnitine supplements, you may reduce lactic acid from building up in the body post workout and therefore speed up recovery time.

Where can you find L-Carnitine?

Your body produces L-Carnitine, but it may not produce enough. Since L-Carnitine is a natural compound, you can find it in food sources, such as avocados, dairy products, lean beef, pork, fish and chicken. The reason your fitness customers should consider supplementing with L-Carnitine is because individuals who may have limited L-Carnitine in their diets could experience fatigue and the inability to burn body fat.
Make L-Carnitine part of your 2015 supplement resolution.
This year, resolve to do something more for your customers. Start by educating them on the many benefits of L-Carnitine. It can go a long way toward helping them achieve their weight loss goals in the New Year. Remember, it’s always easier to stick to a plan when you see results. And if there’s one thing that L-Carnitine can do, it can generate results.

Just like any supplement selection, it can be tough to know what will work most effectively for your customers. Call your Europa Sales representative to ask about our best sellers.

Yours in Good Health,


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