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How to understand if my l-carnitine is real?

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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...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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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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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. 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. Debra Rosenblatt
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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