L-Carnitine is a popular amino acid among bodybuilders, weight trainers and serious athletes because of its role in facilitating the metabolism of long chain fatty acids.L-carnitine is made in the body from the amino acidslysine and methionine, and is needed to release energy from fat. It transports fatty acids into mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. In infancy, and in situations of high energy needs, such as pregnancy and breast-feeding, the need for L-carnitine can exceed production by the body. Therefore, L-carnitine is considered a "conditionally essential" nutrient.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
is a class of fatty acids produced by animals that is naturally found in beef and dairy products. Although CLA plays an important role in a number of cellular metabolic processes, humans are not able to produce CLA and therefore can only obtain it from the diet. Since CLA is generally more abundant in grazing animals, changes in agricultural practices have resulted in less CLA in our foods, decreasing its availability in modern diets. Therefore, using a CLA supplement is recommended to obtain desirable levels of CLA for its beneficial effects.* NOW® CLA is derived from Non-GMO Safflower Oil and delivers 800 mg CLA per softgel.