L-Carnitine is a natural substance found in food; however, it is not considered an essential nutrient because the body can make it from the amino acids lysine and methionine. L-carnitine is the nutrient that transports fatty acids to the mitochondria for use as a fuel source. L- Carnitine, derived from an amino acid, is found in nearly all cells of the body. L- Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized ("burned") to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation.Cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease
Several studies have examined the effectiveness of supplemental L-Carnitine in the management of cardiac ischemia (restriction of blood flow to the heart) and peripheral arterial disease (whose most important symptom is poor circulation in the legs, known as intermittent claudication). Because levels of L-Carnitine are low in the failing heart muscle, supplemental amounts might counteract the toxic effects of free fatty acids and improve carbohydrate metabolism. In short-term studies, L-Carnitine has had anti-ischemic properties when given orally and by injection.Weight Loss and Burning Fats
L-Carnitine is used by the body to convert fat into energy production. It is not only helps burn fat but assists in turning it into energy, giving your body a boost of energy when you need it most. It also helps increase your metabolism, which allows you to burn even more fat, in turn further boosting your energy levels and performance in the gym. These benefits make L-Carnitine very popular for those looking to lose weight while retaining as much muscle as possible.Athletic performance - increase endurance
Some athletes take L-Carnitine to improve performance. L-Carnitine has been shown to reduce the accumulation of metabolic wastes during exercise, helping increase workload output during exercise and enhancing recovery post-exercise. Beside increasing endurance and helping up weight loss, this amino acid also makes a useful supplement to prevent and protect against muscle damage.Boost Brain Function
Improve and reverse cognitive decline and improve memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease.Regulate Blood Sugar
Could aid in maintaining normal blood sugar and fighting insulin resistance, thus improve insulin sensitivity.Who Should Not Take
Hypothyroidism, kidney failure, seizures
- Improves and overcomes cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease.
- Aids in weight loss.
- Improves athletic performance.
- L-Carnitine - 800 mg
- Capsules - 60 caps
- Take 1 tablet 2 times per day (on empty stomach).
- Children: 1/2 the dosage of adult.