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"L-Carnitine compliments a healthy routine perfectly and is great for balancing weight loss with muscle development." - Trevor
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Acetyl L Carnitine (ALCAR) from The Protein Works™ is a premium grade amino acid sourced from a TPW™ accredited supplier and manufactured in-house and is a form of L-Carnitine. It is naturally produced by the body, but an extremely popular as a sports supplement.



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What is Acetyl L Carnitine Powder?

Acetyl L Carnitine from THE PROTEIN WORKS™ is another amino acid perfect for anyone who takes part in physical exercise. Part of the non-essential amino acid family these little molecules are produced by the body, though our body doesn't produce adequate amounts to sustain muscle contractions from high-intensity workouts..

How does Acetyl L Carnitine Powder work?

Used by many, as a very popular supplement to help improve body composition, L-Carnitine Powder is used by athletes from all different sports. When we exercise at lower intensities our body uses fat cells as an energy source of which carnitine makes this possible.

Among this, thousands of chemical reactions are happening at an incredible rate of knots.Enzymes are then introduced to help burn down fat stores and turn them into fatty acids to be used as fuel, a process involving L-Carnitine. Without L-Carnitine our body wouldn't be able to use fat as fuel and instead use our hard earned muscles to create energy, resulting in muscle loss and fat gain. Now that's something nobody wants.

What does Acetyl L Carnitine Powder Do?

L-Carnitine helps to transport fatty acids from body fat stores, broken down by enzymes into your cells ‘Mitochondria’ to help use them as fuel and produce energy for muscle contractions. Mitochondria essentially acts as an engine for your cells, burning this fatty acid into energy. L-Carnitine is responsible for maintaining the health of your mitochondria which leads to its growth and health, playing a key role in fighting disease and healthy ageing. Using your fat stores as energy helps to break down unwanted stubborn fat, so often L-Carnitine is the go-to weight loss supplement. L-Carnitine is produced by our body, though in order to have sufficient amounts you must consume excessive amounts of vitamin C. So to make your life easier THE PROTEIN WORKS™ wizards decided to make it accessible all in one easy to consume powder.

When is the best time to take Acetyl L Carnitine Powder?

L-carnitine is usually taken 30-45 minutes before or after working out to help promote fat burning and endurance. This allows your body to absorb what is needed and direct it to your muscles. Taking it with a source of carbohydrates such as TPW™ Protein Powders or TPW™ Protein Snacks will allow your body to absorb it quicker and easier. L-Carnitine comes unflavoured so you can easily add and mix it to any other supplement you want for added oomph.

Who should take L-Carnitine Powder?

L-Carnitine is especially good for those on a calorie controlled diet. Though, no matter your sex, age, diet or body goal they should still be added to your essential supplement stack.

What Other Amino Acid Powders Do You Stock?

We have an extensive Amino Acid Powder range all with their own unique benefits. Our range includes the following:

* Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and based on personal experience. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan. Nutritional Information per serving based on unflavoured.

11 March 2018

Good Stuff
Used as part of my daily amino acid regime. Take morning, mid-afternoon and before bed.
Some people have said it tastes strange and I would agree but hey, it's an amino acid! Definitely tasted worse.
Great product.

17 November 2015

Great Product!
Can't be without this. Firstly, what excellent value! Secondly, this stuff works.
I have been using CLA powder along with this powder and I have seen fantastic results. I have really lowered my body fat. It gave my body that extra push it needed to shred the extra could of pounds of fat; I was "skinny fat" before, but since using this product, in conjunction with TPW's 100% Advanced Whey, I have been able to build lean muscle.

Thanks TPW :)

30 September 2015

Great fat burner!

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Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and reflect customer's personal experiences. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan.


Serving Size: 500mg (one small ORANGE scoop)

Add 1 heaped scoop (500mg) to desired amount of water or juice in your TPW™ Master Blender. Shake well and consume.

Typical Daily Usage:

We recommend consuming 500mg 1-3 times daily.

IMPORTANT: Before use, please check the included scoop is ORANGE. If not, please contact us on 0845-4672411.

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Q. When should I use Acetyl L Carnitine ?

A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend the following optimal serving times. Consume 1-3 times daily, spread evenly throughout the day.

Q. What are main reasons for using Acetyl L Carnitine?

A. As a weight loss aid and to help improve energy production.

Q. What does Acetyl L Carnitine taste like?

A. It has a distinctive taste, so we suggest you mix it in with a flavoured juice to make it more palatable.

Q. Is all Acetyl L Carnitine the same regardless of the brand?

A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a Product Profile which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.

Q. How can I tell if the Acetyl L Carnitine I buy is good quality?

A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.

Q. Is Acetyl L Carnitine suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

Yes, it is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.

Q. Can I use Acetyl L Carnitine with other supplements?

A. The simple answer is yes. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements.

Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Acetyl L Carnitine?

A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking TPW™ Acetyl L Carnitine.

Q. What is Acetyl L Carnitine?

A. It is an amino acid. It is biosynthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine.

Q. Is Acetyl L Carnitine found naturally in whole foods?

A. Yes. It's naturally found in beef, fish, peanut butter, eggs, chicken.

Q. What effects should I expect from taking Acetyl L Carnitine alongside my training regime?

A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it helps produce energy, aid weight loss and combat fatigue.

Q. Who should take / benefit from using Acetyl L Carnitine ?

A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.

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