Assessing the effect of L-Carnitine on fat oxidation, protein turnover and body composition on slightly overweight people

L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring substance necessary for energy metabolism in mammals, as it transports fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane for subsequent fat degradation and energy production. Investigations have previously been carried out into whether L-Carnitine supplements influence metabolism and therefore aid weight loss. This study sheds more light on the role of such supplements on fat oxidation, protein turnover and therefore body composition and weight development