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I'm using an isotonic drink before hard training (iso plus).It has L-carnitine and l glutamine. Does it harm my liver or my health in general?

I'm using an isotonic drink before hard training (iso plus).It has L-carnitine and l glutamine. Does it harm my liver or my health in general?

Iso-plus ingredients: L-carnitine & l-glutamine are generally safe in most people. In those who already have liver disease, glutamine can exacerbate the condition. If you are sensitive/allergic to msg (monosodium glutamate) you may also react to glutamine supplements. ...Read more

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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Is it safe to take L-carnitine, L-arginine, and vitamin E together for sexual performance?

Is it safe to take L-carnitine, L-arginine, and vitamin E together for sexual performance?

Safe, useless: You are a grown man now, Tony. These are placebos. If you are having premature ejaculation, your physician can help. If you are not getting good erections with your favorite partner / pictures / ideas, you need a medical check. If things are basically working, the key is building the relationship and your skills with your whole body ...Read more

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Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and I'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if I take them together?

Complex, coq10, l-carnitine, vitamin e, and I'm also prescribed atenolol and lisinopril. Are these dangerous if I take them together?

Sounds OK: An interaction between these sounds unlikely. I would feel pretty safe taking these although I am not sure waht complex is -- sounds like a multivitamin? They should not be taken in excessive amounts. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits of taking acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid together?

Are there any benefits of taking acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid together?

Listen to your body: Acetyl L-carnitine and Alpha lipoic acid block to varying degrees cadmium toxicity. Free cadmium is liberated by stress and can induce high cholesterol and hypertension. In animal studies the two have anti-aging effects in rodents. They are safe to try but are probably no sufficient to reverse all the effects of free cadmium. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take multivitamins‚ omega 3s and acetyl L-carnitine (500mg) together on a daily basis?

Is it safe to take multivitamins‚ omega 3s and acetyl L-carnitine (500mg) together on a daily basis?

Most multivitamins: Are very weak. You need a product in which about 1/2 the ingredients far exceed the RDAs. Omega 3s have lots of research to support their use for brain, eye, joint health, as well as its anti-inflammatory properties. About 50% of the total mgs need to be in EPA+DHA. Many are only 20-30%. It also needs to be purified--pharmaceutical grade. L carnitine is used for brain health. Peace. ...Read more

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What to do if I wanted to know how to use l'carnitine in order to lose weight?

What to do if I wanted to know how to use l'carnitine in order to lose weight?

L'carnitine: I admire you for wanting to lose weight

L-carnitine transfers triglycerides into mitochondria, where they may be oxidized to produce energy.

Present in-nuts, seeds, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, garlic, mustard greens, okra, parsley, kale, apricots, bananas, corn, oatmeal

See a Physician for weight loss Plan including Balanced Diet,
Exercise and
Stress management ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My niece who was 2 years old, has cerebral palsy since his birth. His doc prefer us to use l-carnitine with the other meds. What's the effect of that?

Helps metbolize fats: Carnitine plays a key role in transporting fats across the mitochondrial membrane. Some individuals with cerebral palsy have genetic metabolic imbalances like glutaric acidemia type 1 that cause carnitine deficiency. But since I do not know the details of your niece's condition, this question can be better answered by her doctor! ...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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L-carnitine for energy, does it work?

Possibly: It has been used for fatigue, but not usually a big factor in fatigue treamtents. Overall there are usually better ways to increase energy. ...Read more

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Is l-carnitine safe for a 15 year old?

Probably: It's a normal component of many foods, especially meat, and it may help with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and some other health problems. It's no cure-all and you should work with your physician on this. ...Read more

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Effect of l-carnitine for loosing weight?

Effect of l-carnitine for loosing weight?

Not that much: Not the first agent I would choose for weight loss. Other things are more effective. ...Read more

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Are creatine and l-carnitine worth the cost?

Are creatine and l-carnitine worth the cost?

Food is better: Simply put no. It is generally more advantageous to get your nutrients from food rather than an isolated supplement. ...Read more

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Which is better? L-carnitine or acetyl-l-carnitine?

Synonyms: Acetyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine are synonyms for the same substance, but you want to make sure to have the "l" form and not the "d". Make sure the producer specifies this, as well as any % content of "d" impurities. In humans it's synthesized in liver, kidney, and brain from lysine and methionine and actively transported to other areas of the body -- 98% in skeletal and heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take l'carnitine to lose weight?

Can you tell me how to take l'carnitine to lose weight?

Check out this: Article: http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientreview-1026-L-CARNITINE. Aspx? Drugid=1026&drugname=L-CARNITINE Although there are only a small # of respondents - input regarding weight loss with L carnitine doesn't look too favorable. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking l-carnitine with co-enzyme q-10?

Energy: They both paly a role in turning nutrients into energy at the cellular level. They both have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. There is no problem with taking them together. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI?

What is the difference between Acetyl L-Carnitine and Acetyl L-Carnitine HCI?

Salt: Acetyl L Carnitine is an amino acid that helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart, brain function, muscle movement & other body functions. The HCl refers to the salt hydrochloride. This is combined with the Acetyl L Carnitine to allow better handling, dissolving & absorption when swallowed ...Read more

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What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

What is the difference between n-acetyl-l carnitine and acetyl-l carnitine? How do they affect me?

No difference: Both Amino Acid molecules are similar in action, & both are formed naturally in the body from carnitine, which is found in protein rich foods. The acetyl forms of carnitine get into the brain bettter than carnitine. It is used to make enery, to turn fats into energy. Research has shown possible benefits for men with fertily problems, for memory enhancement and in early alzheimers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acetyl L-carnitine and l carnitine? Is one or the other used for different reasons?

Slightly different: L-carnitine is usually used to help with fat reduction; often used by body builders to help mobilize fat stores. Acetyl - l-carnitine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, so is often used to help with mental clarity. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took 3 acetyl-l-carnitine pills it says on the bottle each pill is 650mg... Need to know fastt!

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: I don't expect that there will be any issues with you taking 1950mg. Normal dosing for several conditions is up to 4000mg per day. To be sure that it won't specifically have a problem in your body, I would still discuss this with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Which is better? L- carnitine or acetyl L-carnitine or n-acetyl carnitine? In details please I'm a medical student so I can understand your answer

Do different things: It's hard to say one is better than the other as they do different things. L-carnitine is necessary for fatty acids to cross the mitochondrial membrane & is esp. Good for the heart. Acetyl-l-carnitine crosses into the brain & is neuro-protective. N-acetyl carnitine may be better absorbed than l-carnitine. They don't give us space here for more details but I will provide links to more info in comment:. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have used l-carnitine for running?

You should know: Better than I do whether you used it or not. In any event, it won't help you and is just a waste of $$$. ...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

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How to understand if my l-carnitine is real?

Problematic: Sinced there is no FDA approval or standard enforced it can depend where you got it. They ran a program on 60 minutes and named many of the stores that are selling empty pills. Use a search engine to find this episode. If you really do not need it you may want to avoid supplements in general since they consistently make others money but the buyers are no better for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm almost 18, struggling withmy weight. I'm 6' 1" and 210.Well, I'm wondering using l-carnitine whilst cardio exercises is benefical for me?

Hello. I'm almost 18, struggling withmy weight. I'm 6' 1" and 210.Well, I'm wondering using l-carnitine whilst cardio exercises is benefical for me?

See below: Yes I believe this is beneficial for you. You may also want to see a nutritionist to help you with a appropriate diet to help maintain your proper body mass index. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Could l-carnitine increase height growth?

Could l-carnitine increase height growth?

Probably not: It is a growth factor for mealworms, but probably not going to impact human height. ...Read more

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Should a 15 year old take acetyl-l-carnitine?

Deficiency?: I normally only start patients on carnitine if they have a deficiency noted by lab test. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking l-carnitine and melatonin?

Melatonin: Possible se’s from melatonin include: feeling tired the next day, sleep walking, nightmares, vivid dreams, dizziness, confusion, headache, GI upset, v libido, v sperm count, gynecomastia in men & mood changes. ...Read more

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Can I take l-carnitine when im trying to get pregnant?

Yes ; after.: L-carnitine tartrate (carnipure) shuttles free fatty acids (ffa) to
the mitochondria for energy production. It can be taken before and is indicated during gestation, as it reduces the increased level of plasma ffas, main cause of Insulin resistance during pregnancy, which can lead to gestational diabetes in 5-10% of pregnancies. Only 2 g l-carnipure tartrate have an impact on fatty acid enzymes. ...Read more

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How much water should I use to dilute acetyl l-carnitine powder?

Voodoo: Why would you waste your money on this substance? It only makes the company rich. Spend your money on a real doctor. ...Read more

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Could products such as focus factor or acetyl l-carnitine really work?

Could products such as focus factor or acetyl l-carnitine really work?

No effect: These are marketed items selling on the hope that there will be improvement somehow in function. There is no evidence that these products work as advertised and if you read the ads carefully the statements are very vague and non-specific. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Is it possible for acetyl L-carnitine to increase acetylcholine levels?

Is it possible for acetyl L-carnitine to increase acetylcholine levels?

Acetyl-acetylcholine: The simple answer is yes!

There are a number of articles about this on the web, many of which would be hard to understand, but some should make sense. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

Levocarnitine is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more