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The original brand of l-carnitine?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
L carnitine: L carnitine is a natural substance -- not a "brand" of anything but itself. There are many companies who synthesize this compound in the form of nutritional supplements. It was originally found as a growth factor for meal worms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14350791 living cells require it in the breakdown of lipids -- transporting fatty acids from cytosol to mitochondria for energy.
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