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Doctor insights on: The Effect Of L Carnitine On Pregnant Women

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Can I take l-carnitine when im trying to get pregnant?

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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can I drink green tea and take L-carnitine if im trying to get pregnant?

Can I drink green tea and take L-carnitine if im trying to get pregnant?

Yes-not too much tea: Green tea and l-carnitine are very safe and not known to create any problems in pregnancy. However, very large amounts of green tea might contain enough caffeine to increase risk of miscarriage, but a few cups a day should be fine. See http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/qaa44819/give-up-green-tea-during-pregnancy. Html. ...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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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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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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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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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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Side effects of taking l-carnitine and melatonin?

Melatonin: Possible se’s from melatonin include: feeling tired the next day, sleep walking, nightmares, vivid dreams, dizziness, confusion, headache, GI upset, v libido, v sperm count, gynecomastia in men & mood changes. ...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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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

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Can I take L-carnitine just to improve fat metabolism and mental functions?

NoEvidenceToSupport: There is no evidence that l cartinine improves fat metabolism and mental function ...Read more

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What's the difference between liquid l-carnitine and the pill form of l-carnitine?

What's the difference between liquid l-carnitine and the pill form of l-carnitine?

None: Just how it is given. This is not a benign med. It can interfer with many meds and never be given to children! be careful! ...Read more

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Hi. I'm taking l carnitine 680 twice a day for increasing spermcount an can I take zma along with l carnitine?

Hi. I'm taking l carnitine 680 twice a day for increasing spermcount an can I take zma along with l carnitine?

Useless: I do not know what ZMA is, however, neither it nor carnitine is going to do you any good, other than lighten your wallet.
What is your sperm count? If you are trying to have a baby and are unable to, you should consult a fertility doctor. ...Read more

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What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?

What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?

Not really known: That sounds like an advertised product with claims of helping muscles, athletics, or overall health. One should ask her doctor if the product is a real medication, approved by the fda for treating anything. If the product is not a real medicine that has undergone years of testing and research then one cannot tell for sure if it works or not, and one also cannot know what its side effects might be. ...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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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
Dr Z ...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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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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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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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

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. Walter Husar
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Levocarnitine (Definition)

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


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