Testosterone and Carnitine
How To Boost Your Androgen Receptors Naturally
Carnitine has several uses in the body… It’s thought to be an excellent brain booster as it can help nourish and protect the neurons.. it is also thought to help improve alertness…
More commonly (although experts are not convinced) it is thought of as a fat burning supplement due to its supposed ability to be able channel fatty acids into the cells where they are used to create energy..
Effect Of Carnitine On Testosterone
One thing we want to make clear straight away is that Carnitine does not directly increase testosterone levels.. What it does do however is have a positive effect on the active androgen receptors in our body.. What this means in simple terms is this:
Hormones such as Testosterone and DHT travel round the body…. to get into our system and actually have any effect on our body they need to access the DNA by way of these receptors…
think of them as doorways that allow hormones to get into the core of our bodily systems and let them do their work…. with no ‘doors’ available, they would simply circulate around our body with no effect whatsoever
There have actually been quite a few studies that looked into the androgen boosting effects of Carnitine.
One study followed a group of men show were given 3g of Carnitine daily for 3 weeks… biopsies were taken at the end of the test period and it was discovered that their muscle androgen receptor content had significantly increased ( Read Study Here -)….. this result was increased even further when tested on men who worked out regularly..
Other benefits of carnitine have also been proven… it can help:
- Boost blood flow
- Improve both the quality and quantity of human sperm
Is There A Particular Type Of Carnitine That I Should Be Using
There ares several forms, but experts suggest that L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate is the most effective
(Other types include Acetyl-L-Carnitine, and Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine)
Experts tend to agree that a minimum daily dose of Carnitine should be around 650mg with 4000mg the maximum.
Although its does not directly boost testosterone, The scientific facts surrounding Carnitine makes it definitely worth including in your daily supplementation for its androgen receptor boosting, blood flow improving properties….