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Doses of L-carnitine for weight loss(with exercise)? Weight 91kg , height 174 cm

Doses of L-carnitine for weight loss(with exercise)? Weight 91kg , height 174 cm

Carnitine: L carnitine is an Amino Acid that helps the body build protein, muscle. So working out with muscles and taking a protein supplement can help build muscle. Muscle dictates metabolism and helps burn calories. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Im using L-carnitine injection for weight loss per week 200mg I didn't get weight loss?

Im using L-carnitine injection for weight loss per week 200mg I didn't get weight loss?

Weight loss: L-Carnitine can help with the the use of fat for energy, but it is only a small part of a potential weight loss program. There are many other factors to consider in your desire to lose weight. Diet, exercise, and other possible medical problems need to be considered. Please speak with your physician to design a program right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doses of l-carnitine pills for weight loss(weight:53kg/height:165) i need a detailed answer please!

Doses of l-carnitine pills for weight loss(weight:53kg/height:165) i need a detailed answer please!

No dose for weight: L-carnitine has many benefits but there is no research showing it causes weight loss. It helps burn fat for energy so could help some combined with a healthy diet & exercise, but this is unproven.1000 mg/day is a reasonable dose. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/carnitine-l-000291.Htm
anyone with fatigue & depression should try vit d & a b complex that contains the l-5-mtfh form of folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Will l-carnitine speed up weight loss?

Will  l-carnitine speed up weight loss?

Yes it helps: There are no great controlled studies, but animal studies do show success. The mechanism is l-carnitine is an Amino Acid which helps with fat breakdown. My clients use this supplement along with co-q 10 for energy & a multivitamin which includes green tea. ...Read more

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How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

Maybe: These two supplements can help the process if you are also on a calorie restriction, exercising and drinking water. Just to take supplements and eat whatever you want, nothing works. ...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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Is L-carnitine supplements good for weight loss? I am look to lose fat and become more effective in the gym.

Is L-carnitine supplements good for weight loss? I am look to lose fat and become more effective in the gym.

?why not diet?: While the carnitine supplement you describe is safe at your age when used as directed, it still has considerable calories and shouldn't be looked at as a weight loss item. This is basically a protein powder, so instead, get more proteins in your diet - have a juicy steak, a grilled chicken breast, e yogurt parfait, etc. You get the extra protein and it tastes good too! keep it up at the gym. ...Read more

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What weight loss injections are most effective with mild exercise wanting to lose about 20lbs., lipoden, l-carnitine, and/or b12&hcg?

None: There is no good clinical studies that show that any of these injections will assist with weight loss. Eating fewer calories, burning more with exercise are the only real way to lose weight and keep it off. ...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 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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Does l-carnitine and green tea extract actually help lose weight. Also does ZMA do anything or more lies by supp companies?

Does l-carnitine and green tea extract actually help lose weight. Also does ZMA do anything or more lies by supp companies?

No: If you lose weight, it will be because of your other habits, and not these supplements. The only people pushing these treatments are the makers and seller of the supplements. Stop taking these, and take your saved money and get a health fitness membership. That would be a better buy for your money. Exercise and an appropriate diet will be the best to lose weight. ...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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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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How does green tea and l-carnitine help on weight management?

How does green tea and l-carnitine help on weight management?

Metabolism: L-carnitine is an Amino Acid which helps in the breakdown of fat cells. Green tea has been proven to increase metabolism and assist with weight loss. Use these with a balanced protein approach and you should have success. For quality sources, feel free to see my supplement page on website. ...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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Is L-carnitine supplement beneficial in cases of NASH to reduce elevated alt? What is the proper dose for 24 y BMI 19.5 weight of 59 and height 174cm

Is L-carnitine  supplement beneficial in cases of NASH to reduce elevated alt? What is the proper dose for 24 y BMI 19.5 weight of 59 and height 174cm

Yes, 1000 mg 2x/day: L-carnitine is proven to help non-alcoholic steatohepatitis including lowering alt. The research study that showed this used 1000 mg 2x/day which would be a reasonable dose for you. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20068559
i also advise a low-glycemic diet rich in vegetables & fruits & low in sugars & grains- see http://diet.Lovetoknow.Com/wiki/diet_for_fatty_liver &/or dr. Fuhrman's diet. ...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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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 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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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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Is L-carnitine a fat burner or it only is a fake?

Fake Products: Nope. It is not a real product that will lead to any real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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Could i take L-carnitine if I have a nut allergy?

Carnitine OK: Carnitine is an Amino Acid and should not be a problem, unless processed near/around nuts. You may want to verify that yours is from a nut free procesing plant. ...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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Do alcar and l-carnitine have the same cardiovascular benefits?

Effects: Both of these medications are overrated as to their overall effects including cardiovascular. Save your money! ...Read more

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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

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I take 1200mg l-carnitine 30mins before workout with 1.5 liter water, does it have bad side effect for me?

I take 1200mg l-carnitine 30mins before workout with 1.5 liter water, does it have bad side effect for me?

Many concerns here..: With your supplement particular, there's actual very little scientific evidence it provides a benefit. Recent studies actually show that carnitine gets metabolized in the gut to compounds that can cause heart damage. I'm also concerned about your stretch marks and liver issues & possible steroids. Bodybuilders get stretch marks when muscle grows faster than the skin around it. Doesn't happen norma. ...Read more

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I want to take l.carnitine capsules but I want to be sure it's safe for me to take it beacuse I have Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: is not a CONTRAINDICATION for taking Carnitine...HOWEVER it is probably not of any use in normal individuals!

My Opinion only
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Dr. Al Hegab
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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


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