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Will l-carnitine speed up weight loss?

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Dr. Mark Elliott
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes it helps: There are no great controlled studies, but animal studies do show success. The mechanism is l-carnitine is an Amino Acid which helps with fat breakdown. My clients use this supplement along with co-q 10 for energy & a multivitamin which includes green tea. <a href=.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe: These two supplements can help the process if you are also on a calorie restriction, exercising and drinking water. Just to take supplements and eat whatever you want, nothing works.
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A 27-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to use L-carnitine injection for weight loss? What are the side effects?

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Dr. Michele Cavenee
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Not proven: There is no scientific evidence that L-carnitine injections lead to significant or lasting weight loss. Side effects from injections can include infection at the injection site.

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