Science In Sport Burner Gel combines the benefits of the Go Isotonic Energy Gel with the addition of L-Carnitine.
SIS Burner Gel was originally conceived as training development nutrition for elite riders and teams. Burner Gel is rapidly becoming the choice of elite riders and athletes, who have already used them to help win some of the toughest races on the planet.
Each Burner Gel contains 1g of carnitine (roughly equivalent to the amount in 1kg of steak), and uses Go Gel technology in conjunction with
Feedback from the pro-tour cycling teams who have used it extensivly in the world‘s toughest bike races:
More on Carnitine
L-Carnitine is an amino acid which has a role to play in the body‘s fat metabolism process. L-Carnitine transports fatty acids to the mitochondria, which is where they are essentially burned as fuel. It naturally occurs, although it can also be biosynthesized from two other amino acids.
Along with being used to turn fat into energy, L-Carnitine has other potential health benefits. Some suggested medical benefits may include items such as those below:
L-Carnitine and weight loss. One common reason the amino acid is taken as a supplement is for weight loss. This is, as the thought goes, related to the turning of fatty acids into energy. There is debate over whether weight loss is actually accomplished by taking L-Carnitine, or whether the energy metabolism it is used in does not reduce body weight.
L-Carnitine natural sources. L-Carnitine can be found in many dairy products and meats. The following are some foods with relatively high contents of L-Carnitine: Avocado, Bacon and Pork, Beef (steak, ground), Chicken breast, Cod fish, Eggs, Orange juice, Tempeh, Whole milk
L-Carnitine supplements and other sources. In addition to being found in certain foods, L-Carnitine is also produced in items such as supplements. It may be found in some products like energy drinks, and certain vitamin mixtures, as well. Studies seem to show that absorption of the amino acid from oral doses take place at around 2 grams, so ingesting more than that at one time may prove to have no benefits.
Carnitine performs a number of important roles in the body. We know it works, research is catching up.