The roll of L-Carnitine in an active individual or fitness enthusiast cannot be underestimated. As it turns out L-Carnitine assist with the intracellular transport of fatty acids from cell fluid into Mitochondria. It is this process where the Mitochondria receive their energy from Fat metabolism. Key point:
This is different than sugar as fuel.
L-Carnitine can be found in foods like:
pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds
greens such asparagus and broccoli
“In the course of human aging, carnitine concentration in cells diminishes, affecting fatty acid metabolism in various tissues. ”