What Do CLA and Carnitine Do?
- August 11, 2018
CLA + Carnitine is one of our best-selling supplements. It’s a non-stimulant weight loss formula, which means you can take it any time of day. But how does it work? What does CLA do? What does carnitine do? And how do they work together?
What Does Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Do?
There are two main benefits of CLA. The first is muscle preservation. On a diet, you’re typically in a caloric deficit, which may trigger catabolism. However, the last thing you want to do on a diet is lose muscle. Muscle is your metabolic engine – the more you have, the more calories you burn.
The second benefit is enhanced fat loss. CLA works by inhibiting lipoprotein lipase (LPL). LPL allows fat cells to extract fat from the bloodstream and store it. By curbing LPL, CLA effectively prevents fat storage, encouraging the body to burn it instead.
What Does Carnitine Do?
As we all know, fat is stubborn. Even when you’re burning a ton of calories each day, you won’t necessarily burn off fat. That’s because fat must first reach the mitochondria, the powerhouse of your body’s cells. The easiest way to ensure this happens is by supplementing with a fat transporter, like carnitine.
Carnitine helps maximize the amount of freed-up fat cells you can burn away for good by transporting the fat cells directly into the mitochondria.
Combining CLA and Carnitine
You’ve probably already put the pieces together yourself, but in a nutshell, CLA and carnitine help you lose weight by encouraging your body to burn more fat. CLA keeps the fat cells in the bloodstream instead of allowing the body to store them and then carnitine carries those cells to the mitochondria where they’re burned for energy.
For the best results, we recommend taking CLA + Carnitine three times a day with your meals.