Taking Fat Burner with L-Carnitine: Is it SAFE or Not?

Short Answer: It is generally safe to take fat burner and L-carnitine together or one after another.

Fat burner and L-carnitine both are healthy supplements.

Fat burner contains various ingredients that may enhance metabolism, such as caffeine, green tea extract, garcinia cambogia, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

L-carnitine has L-carnitine L-tartrate, which is an amino acid derivative that transports fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy production.

According to Ayurveda, fat burner and L-carnitine may have different effects on the body depending on the individual’s constitution (prakriti) and the balance of the three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha).

Generally, fat burner may increase pitta and reduce kapha, while L-carnitine may balance vata and pitta and increase kapha.

Therefore, consuming them together may not be advisable for people who have high pitta or low kapha, as it may cause imbalance and aggravate health issues.

However, for people who have low pitta or high kapha, taking them together may be beneficial for weight loss and energy.

But according to science, fat burner and L-carnitine may have synergistic effects on fat burning and physical performance when taken together or one after another.

Some studies suggest that fat burner may increase thermogenesis and lipolysis, while L-carnitine may enhance fatty acid oxidation and muscle function.

However, the evidence is not conclusive and the results may vary depending on the dosage, timing, duration, and individual factors.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after taking fat burner and L-carnitine together or one after another can cause side effects, such as nausea, jitteriness, insomnia, or palpitations, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of fat burner and L-carnitine you consume. Because too much of either supplement may have adverse effects on your health, such as liver damage, kidney problems, or cardiovascular issues.

Whether you take them together or not, you should always choose high-quality supplements that are tested for purity and potency.

Because some supplements may contain contaminants or additives that may harm your health or interfere with your goals.

You should also consult your doctor before taking any supplements, especially if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications.

You can store fat burner and L-carnitine in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Do not store them in the refrigerator or freezer, as this may affect their stability and effectiveness.

You should also follow the expiration date on the label and discard any expired or damaged supplements.

Finally, remember that fat burner and L-carnitine are not magic pills that can make you lose weight without any effort. They are only meant to support your diet and exercise regimen.

You should also follow a balanced and healthy diet that meets your calorie and nutrient needs. And you should engage in regular physical activity that suits your fitness level and preferences.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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