The amino acid L-carnitine is a cofactor required for the metabolism of fats
and their subsequent transport into the mitochondria, where they undergo
oxidation and produce energy.*
Those prone to being deficient in
L-carnitine and for whom supplementation might be advisable include individuals
on dialysis and individuals who are HIV-positive.* Supplementation with
L-carnitine appears to be of benefit in supporting general wellbeing, appetite
control, cardiovascular health, carbohydrate metabolism, reproductive health,
and muscle health.
L-carnitine has also been shown to benefit athletic
performance.* For example, studies have shown improvements in running speed,
decreased average oxygen consumption, heart rate, and lactic acid, and increased
maximal oxygen uptake.* Studies on high-repetition exercise found improved
muscle recovery after L-carnitine supplementation.
probably best known for its cardiac benefits.* In the heart muscle, L-carnitine
facilitates fatty acid use, and promotes rhythm, myocardial blood flow, and
Carnitine also helps maintain blood lipid levels, with
research showing support in maintaining already normal levels of total
cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, lipoprotein(a) (associated with LDL cholesterol),
One Capsule Contains:
L-Carnitine L-Tartrate) 330 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose)
capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Suggested Use: One capsule three times daily, or as
otherwise directed by a health-care practitioner.