What is GPLC?
Glycine Propionyl L-Carnitine:
GPLC is an exciting new supplement that heralds a potential breakthrough in the treatment of cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, angina and myocardial ischemia insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle.
Not only that but this ground-breaking product is also proving to be particularly beneficial for those who exercise vigorously as it helps boost energy levels. There is also evidence that it is effective in the area of sexual dysfunction and can help men improve their sexual performance
The name of this incredible supplement is Glycine Propionyl L-Carnitine (gPLC) a new, super-charged form of the established supplement carnitine.
Carnitine provides energy and helps remove harmful toxins from your cells
In order to understand how gPLC works it is important to know more about carnitine and its role in the body first. Carnitine is similar to, and closely related to, an amino acid.
Your body manufactures it in your liver, with the aid of iron and the vitamins C, B3 and B6. It is also available from dietary sources and is present in meat, dairy products and avocados.
Tissues in your heart, liver and muscles are reliant on carnitine to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria the power stations within your cells (a typical heart muscle contains 5,000 mitochondria) so that energy can be produced for use by your body.
Fatty acid metabolism (the production of energy from food) is responsible for between 60 and 70 per cent of the energy generated in the cells of your heart and the lining of your arteries.
Fatty acids yield higher levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate your bodys main energy storage compound) than glucose does. While one glucose molecule can yield 38 ATP molecules, one molecule of fat can yield more than three times as much (namely 129 molecules of ATP). In effect, fatty acids are your hearts high-energy fuel.
Your cells cant store all the ATP that they need, so they have to have a continuous turnover. Your heart, for example, must have a constant supply of ATP and carnitine helps with this process.
While carnitine acts as a sort of shuttle service which carries fatty acids across the membrane of the mitochondria, it also acts in the opposite direction as a vehicle for helping to remove toxic waste products from the mitochondria.
How is gPLC more effective than carnitine for promoting optimal heart health?
The supplement gPLC has been shown to improve heart function even better than normal carnitine as it contains both PLC (Propionyl-L-Carnitine) a form of carnitine produced in your body which has a special affinity for cells within the heart muscle and blood vessels and glycine (an amino acid which is used to promote muscle health).
As a result gPLC ensures optimal heart energy production and it is also better absorbed than ordinary carnitine. The benefits of carnitine and in particular its new supercharged form gPLC have been championed in the US by leading cardiologist Dr Stephen Sinatra. His research suggests that when gPLC is taken following a heart attack energy levels increase.
In addition, gPLC appears to prevent damage in the cells of the heart muscle caused by a lactic acid build-up such a build-up occurs during a heart attack. According to Dr Sinatra, it can improve your chances of surviving a heart attack and indeed animal studies have shown that it can increase the ability to survive a series of heart attacks.
Most heart attack damage occurs in the left ventricle; if this increases in size after an attack, this is often an indicator that there will be further problems. The promising news is that a randomised, placebo-controlled study, involving 30 heart failure patients, has shown that gPLC led to a small but significant decrease in left ventricular size and also improved the patients ability to tolerate exercise.
In addition, a randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study involving more than 500 people over a period of six months also suggests that the supplement helps to improve exercise tolerance in heart failure patients.
Benefits everyone from athletes to sufferers of intermittent claudication and erectile dysfunction
gPLC can also help people without heart problems improve their exercise tolerance. Obviously, a heart whose cells are efficiently producing optimal energy is best able to pump blood efficiently around the body, enabling it to cope better under strain, such as during exercise.
In addition to encouraging this healthy functioning of the heart, gPLC also promotes fatty acid metabolism in other muscles, making it especially beneficial to athletes and those involved in rigorous exercise since such activities rely on the use of fatty acids as a major source of fuel.
gPLC can be helpful to athletes since it facilitates the creation of energy that is being used up at a higher than normal rate.
In addition, gPLCs beneficial effect on peripheral muscles makes it more efficient than ordinary carnitine in improving the symptoms of intermittent claudication a peripheral arterial disease, whereby diminished blood flow to the legs can result in pain when exercising.
A randomised placebo-controlled study involving 495 patients with intermittent claudication suggests that gPLC can significantly increase the maximum distance that such patients can walk without discomfort.
On top of all this, there appears to be an added bonus attached to gPLC in the area of male potency and sexual performance. One study showed that a combination of gPLC and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (another form of carnitine) was as good as testosterone in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and further studies have shown gPLC to be helpful in potentiating the action of Viagra.
What to take for best results?
The recommended dosage amount is one gPLC tablet taken each day in between meals with juice or water, or as otherwise directed by your healthcare practitioner.
While there are no known contraindications attached to gPLC, you should consult your doctor before taking it, especially if you are currently on any medication. It should not be taken as a substitute for a prescribed medicine or remedy.
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