One of the most prestigious accomplishments VPX Sports Nutrition has achieved is that we have more double-blind placebo-controlled sports nutrition studies than all the supplement companies in our industry combined! Given the distinction, “Frontrunner in Sports Nutrition,” VPX Sports continues to research and develop the world’s leading authority on performance-enhancing supplementation and nutrition. The science and the ability to create superior products is something I am very proud of. VPX Sports has funded 22+ landmark sports nutrition studies at the country’s top universities; UCLA, Florida State, Baylor, Southern Maine and Memphis University.
The myth is not that sarcoplasmic hypertrophy occurs, but rather that one can preferentially stimulate increases in either sarcoplasmic or myofibrillar hypertrophy by using different loads and repetition ranges. We’re finding more and more that the body’s response to resistance exercise seems to be a very general one, and the belief that training with different loads, repetition ranges, speeds, etc. can be used to selectively improve specific “types” of strength, the basis for periodization, is wrong. There are no different “types” of strength though, only different ways it can be applied. Regardless of how you increase it, with high loads and low reps, low loads and high reps, fast or slow reps, few sets or many, when muscular strength is improved all of the ways it can be applied improve, too.
Use To Bodybuilders: Increase of ATP, better synthetic reception of glucocorticoids and the minimizing of fat buildup around the muscle.
Dosage: Ranging from 20-200 mg seems to be the best need for carnitine is calculated according to muscle weight, so more muscle equals a higher need for carnitine.
Overdosing: Doses exceeding 3000 mg have been known to cause diarrhea and fish odor syndrome.
Medical Uses: Reducing the risk of poor fat metabolism in diabetics.
Sources: Fish, chicken, red meat and milk. Not found in vegetables.
Deficiency: Only in people with a carnitine transport-defect.