Hey all. Here's some interesting info on carnitine supplementation.
In 1990, L. Vecchiet and coworkers published their research findings on the influence of on maximal physical exercise in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. These researchers conducted a study using healthy men, aged twenty-two to thirty years, with similar lifestyles and physical conditioning. Experimental subjects took 2 g of ninety minutes before taking exercise tests. The researchers measured exercise performance and the amount of oxygen taken in of subjects exercising on a stationary cycle machine. Beneficial effects of the single dose of carnitine were immediately detected. An increase in power output was observed, as well as an increase in total work performed. Blood concentrations of lactic acid were also reduced when the subjects took the dosage of 2 g of L-carnitine before exercise sessions.