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Are there long term effects of carnitine?

Are there long term effects of carnitine?

Not so much: Probably if you continue taking very large doses for a very long time. But it is relatively safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Feldman
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Carnitine (Definition)

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the Amino Acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available ...Read more


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What can my diet include if I'm strength training/trying to lose fat while on carnitine?

What can my diet include if I'm strength training/trying to lose fat while on carnitine?

2 lose fat it takes-: -hard workouts. Adequate protein intake. The area you will lose fat is programmed by Ur genetics.you can not target a certain area. As you workout you gain muscle mass & strength,so U may find you gain some weight but you will be more fit & feel much better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: carnitine?

What is the definition or description of: carnitine?

See below: Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the Amino Acids lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available as a nutritional supplement. ...Read more

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The original brand of l-carnitine?

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. ...Read more

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Hi, is L-carnitine good to loos weight?

If you have a : carnitine deficiency that could be a reason for supplementation (as it can be associated with being overweight). But otherwise - encourage you to address it the time tested way - Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...Read more

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What are some foods rich in l-carnitine?

Don't know why: you want to eat l-carnitive, but look at site such as webmd. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What age can you start taking l-carnitine?

Teenager: Should be no problem with anyone over age 12, but would not suggest this supplement for children, should just stick with a good multivitamin. ...Read more