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Doses of l-carnitine pills for weight loss(weight:53kg/height:165) i need a detailed answer please!

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
No dose for weight: L-carnitine has many benefits but there is no research showing it causes weight loss. It helps burn fat for energy so could help some combined with a healthy diet & exercise, but this is unproven.1000 mg/day is a reasonable dose. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/carnitine-l-000291.Htm anyone with fatigue & depression should try vit d & a b complex that contains the l-5-mtfh form of folate (folic acid).
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
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While there are no magic pills for weight loss, there is science to suggest that Mangosteen, Sphaeranthus indicus and Irvingia may help: See http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/ss2008_report_more-weight-loss.htm?source=search&key=irvingia & http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_Shed-Pounds-by-Inhibiting-Cellular-Fat-Storage_01.htm My favorite diet for weight loss and overall health: http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.aspx
Jun 14, 2013

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