May provide some benefits for people with heart disease, muscular dystrophy, and chronic fatigue.
L-Carnitine's main function in the body is in its ability to regulate fat metabolism. It helps to transport long-chain fatty acids across membranes to energy-burning parts of cells. It is a major source of energy for the muscles. Studies have also shown that L-Carnitine may provide some benefits for people with heart disease, muscular dystrophy, and chronic fatigue.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule, one (1) to three (3) times daily between meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
History and Usage:
Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid formed in the kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine. (�Non-essential� means the body is able to produce the amino acid). Carnitine aids in converting fatty acids into energy used by the muscles throughout the body. It is stored in the skeletal muscles, heart, brain and sperm. An inadequate carnitine level may present itself in symptoms including confusion, heart pain, muscle weakness and obesity.
Because the heart contains the most carnitine of any organ there are several heart or circulation conditions which may benefit from additional carnitine intake. The heart requires a lot of energy and carnitine appears to help it function better. Two separate studies have shown that added carnitine is particularly helpful in reducing angina (chest pain). It has also been suggested by studies that individuals who take carnitine shortly after a heart attack may be less likely to suffer another heart attack, die of heart disease, experience chest pain or develop congestive heart failure (CHF). Other studies appear to indicate that carnitine may be beneficial in treating those already suffering from CHF.
A decrease in blood flow to the legs from atherosclerosis can cause pain or aching in the legs and impede walking. The condition is known as intermittent claudication. Studies showed significant improvement in muscle function and exercise capacity of those with intermittent claudication who took carnitine supplements. Carnitine also appears to have significant impact on cholesterol levels. In several studies, carnitine lowered overall cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL levels.
Carnitine may also benefit several other conditions. Research is ongoing in these areas: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Down�s syndrome, male infertility, Peyronie�s disease and hyperthyroidism.
Each capsule of our product contains 500 mg of Acetyl L-Carnitine. Our product is manufactured by a European pharmaceutical company under strict European quality control standards without the use of harsh solvents. In the European regulatory system, the manufacturing process is regulated to the same high standards as over-the-counter drugs.
Label Information and Ingredients:
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule, one (1) to three (3) times daily between meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.