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The original brand of l-carnitine?

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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataract (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...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

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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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What age can you start taking l-carnitine?

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

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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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