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What drugs and foods can interact with propionyl-l-carnitine supplements?

What drugs and foods can interact with propionyl-l-carnitine supplements?

Proionyl: Please go online to "WebMD" and type in "propionyl-l-carnitine" and you should find all you need to know about your important question.

Take your time going through the article. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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


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What exactly is levocarnitine?

L0 Carnitine: Carnitine is required to transport fatty acids into mitochrondria when fats are metabolized. The active form is levo-carnitine. I check carnitine levels on patients who present with symptoms of atypical depression. ...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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Describe effects of levocarnitine?

Describe effects of levocarnitine?

Levocarnitine: Levocarnitine is used to prevent and treat a lack of carnitines. It is used to prevent and treat this condition in patients with kidney disease on dialysis. It is given to people whose body cannot properly use carnitine from their diet. Lack of carnitine can lead to liver, heart, and muscle problems. ...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

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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 on 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 an appropriate diet to help maintain your proper body mass index. Good luck thank you. ...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 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

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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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Finasteride and levocarnitine — any issue if taken together?

Finasteride and levocarnitine — any issue if taken together?

No drug Interaction: Finasteride and levocarnitine can be taken together. Side effect for Finasteride is related to sexual function but its generally mild and transient. Side effects for levocarnitine are mostly gastrointestinal issues may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. See your doctor regularly for continuous care and report any unusual weakness, swelling, fever/lightheaded. ...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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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