As you’ve no doubt heard, the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. But what does that actually mean? It means that your mitochondria may be one of the single most important evolutionary adaptations of not only the human body, but of multicellular life.
Because of its paramount importance in producing ATP, ensuring its proper function is vital, one of those functions is the intake and consumption of fatty acids as a source of energy. To do so, your body needs L-Carnitine, which is responsible for transporting fats into the mitochondria for energy production. Without it, our mitochondria don’t function nearly as well, and our fat oxidation potential is reduced.