Carnitine is classified as an amino acid, although it is not used by the body for protein synthesis or as a neurotransmitter. Carnitine is a nutrient responsible for the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the energy-producing centers of the cells (the mitochondria). Carnitine helps the body convert fatty acids into energy, which is used mostly for muscular activities throughout the body.
The body produces Carnitine in the liver and kidneys and stores it in the skeletal muscles, heart, and brain. This process provides muscular energy by burning fat, and also prevents fatty build-up around vital organs. Muscle cells that use the most energy, particularly the heart, can benefit by having adequate carnitine levels.
Vegetarians may need to supplement to ensure healthy levels in their bodies. Our Carnitine is the 100% pure and natural form synthesized in a laboratory by bacterial cultures, and is vegetarian. Our L-Carnitine has no detectable levels of synthetic D-Carnitine. Health Functions:
Weight Management. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
L-Carnitine (Carnipure) (from L-Carnitine Tartrate) 500 mg
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate and Silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, or preservatives.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily with or without meals. Caution:
Mild gastrointestinal symptoms have been reported at higher levels of intake. Otherwise, L-Carnitine is considered remarkably safe. L-Carnitine is listed as pregnancy category B, indicating animal studies have revealed no harm to the fetus, but that no adequate studies in pregnant women have been conducted. Interactions are not common. However, L-Carnitine may affect the body's reaction to the anti-arrhythmic effect of propafenone and mexiletine in patients with ischemia.* Some people may have an increased need for dietary Carnitine due to high-fat diets, certain medications, genetic predisposition, and low dietary levels of the precursor amino acids lysine and methionine. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.