L-Carnitine 500 mg

Quick Overview

L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative, first isolated from red meat, and is naturally produced in the body. 
Concentrated in:

  • Skeletal muscles
  • Heart muscle
  • Testicles
  • Plays a role in fatty acid transport
  • Used by many athletes

L-Carnitine 500 mg

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Size: 90 veg. Capsules

L-Carnitine is bio-synthesized by your body from the amino acids lysine and methionine.  It has been observed to increase the use of fat as an energy source, which helps to prevent the deposition of fat, especially in heart and skeletal muscle. L-Carnitine may decrease the risk of diabetes due to slow fat metabolism, may prevent fatty liver and decrease the risk of heart irregularities.

L-Carnitine Described
Carnitine is a protein that is essential to the metabolizing of fats.  When taken as a supplement, decreasing blood lipid levels have been reported - although at this time there is no available study to support this.  Increased energy, endurance and alertness have also been reported, and in some young children, the ability to thrive has also been reported to have improved.

How is L-Carnitine used in the body?
In your body, L-Carnitine is required for the transport of fatty acids into the cells'  mitochondria for the conversion of fats (lipids) to metabolic energy, referred to as ATP.

Carnitine's function of carrying long chain fatty acids (as free carnitine) into the mitochondria to be broken down into energy (ATP) is important. Once inside the mitochondrion, L-carnitine then acts as a scavenger, removing toxic metabolic by products (organic acids).  Carnitine is not degraded in this process but is excreted at a rate of approximately 25% per day so that this proportion must be replaced on a daily basis.

1000mg N-Acetyl L-Carnitine
Gelatine capsule shell

1 capsule with meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.


L-Carnitine 500 mg

L-Carnitine 500 mg

90 veg. Capsules
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