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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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I am currently taking abilify. 1 mg evey other day. I want to start taking a supplement called acetyl-l-carnitine to help with focus and mind energy. ?

I am currently taking abilify. 1 mg evey other day. I want to start taking a supplement called acetyl-l-carnitine to help with focus and mind energy. ?

Might also try...: Acetyl-l-carnitine is a very safe naturally-occurring substance that your own body produces & has no known interactions with abilify. It may even help reduce toxicity from abilify. There is evidence that vitamin c, vitamin e, manganese and b vitamins may protect against tardive dyskenesia, a rare but serious side effect. I also advise very low doses of lithium for those on abilify, see comments:. ...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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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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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

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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