Amino Acid Supplement - MBi Nutraceuticals - Molecular Biologics
Size: 60 Capsules
CARNITINE IS A NUTRIENT
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSPORT OF LONG-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS INTO
THE MITOCHONDRIA, THE ENERGY-PRODUCING CENTERS OF CELLS
Carnitine helps the body convert
fatty acids into energy, which is used primarily for muscular
activities throughout the body. The body produces carnitine in
the liver and kidneys and stores it in the skeletal muscles,
heart, brain, and sperm. The body needs lysine, methionine, vitamin
C, iron, niacin, and vitamin B6 to produce carnitine.
Some people have dietary deficiencies
of carnitine or cannot properly absorb this nutrient from foods
that they eat. Carnitine deficiencies may be caused by genetic
disorders, liver or kidney problems, high-fat diets, certain
medications, and low dietary levels of the amino acids lysine
and methionine (substances needed to make carnitine). Carnitine
deficiencies may cause symptoms such as fatigue, chest pain,
muscle pain, weakness, low blood pressure, and/or confusion.
USES OF SUPPLEMENTAL L-CARNITINE
The strongest evidence for
the use of supplemental L-carnitine may be in the management
of cardiac ischemia and peripheral arterial disease. It may also
more generally be indicated for cardioprotection. It lowers triglyceride
levels and increases levels of HDL-cholesterol in some. It is
used with some benefit in those with primary and secondary carnitine
Studies suggest that people
who take L-carnitine supplements soon after suffering a heart
attack may be less likely to suffer a subsequent heart attack,
die of heart disease, experience chest pain and abnormal heart
rhythms, or develop congestive heart failure.
Favorable results have been
reported for many years with regard to the use of L-carnitine
in the treatment of various forms of cardiovascular disease.
The walking capacity of patients with intermittent claudication
was significantly improved in one double-blind, cross-over study
of patients receiving oral L-carnitine. The data in this study
suggests that L-carnitine enhances pyruvate utilization and oxidative
phosphorylation efficiency in the skeletal muscle of the ischemic
An indirect role for supplemental
L-carnitine in some forms of liver disease is suggested, because
hepatic disease impairs the last stage of L-carnitine synthesis
resulting in L-carnitine deficiencies in heart and skeletal muscle.
Preliminary work suggests that L-carnitine can reduce fat deposits
in some fatty livers. Research is ongoing.
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diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions
and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician
and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.
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