Have you ever been into a supplement store looking to get a fat burner and had someone push you to buy this other supplement with it called Acetyl L-Carnitine? Well, believe it or not, it was in your best interest!
Thermogenic fat burners are designed to break down our fat stores where these fatty acids will be more available for the use of energy production. This is because fatty acids will be in the bloodstream, however for them to be used to produce energy we need it needs to be transported to the mitochondria - (consider the mitochondria as the powerhouse of our cells) - so to transport fatty acids to the powerhouse to create energy, we need the non-essential amino acid L-carnitine! The acetylated version of l-carnitine will also improve brain function and mental focus.
So if your goal to is to strip as much fat as possible, or to maintain a nice lean physique year round, as well as improve mental focus during the day or through workouts chances are you should be incorporating at least one form of L-Carnitine in your supplementation, whether it be with a fat burner, pre-workout or morning greens!