L-Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that is abundant in heart, muscle and liver tissues. It helps to maintain metabolic health by facilitating the transfer of long-chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane for cellular energy production. In addition, it thereby assists the body in using fat for energy. It naturally occurs in red meat and other animal source foods, but some people may have an increased need for dietary L-Carnitine due to high fat and vegetarian diets. Clinical studies indicate that L-Carnitine may promote exercise performance and recovery.
- 500 mg
- Transports fatty acids
- Boosts cellular energy
Caution: Mild gastrointestinal symptoms have been reported at higher levels of intake. Individuals with thyroid disease, or taking thyroid hormone replacement should consult a physician prior to using L-carnitine. It may also interact with anti-arrhythmic drugs, such as propafenone and mexiletine, as well as anticoagulant medications. Pregnant/nursing women should consult their healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.