SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily with or without meals.
BENEFITS: L-Carnitine is similar in structure to amino acids and is abundant in heart, muscle and liver tissues. It helps to maintain overall good health by facilitating the transfer of long-chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane for cellular energy production. It naturally occurs in red meat and other animal source foods, but we recommend supplementation to obtain optimal levels of this excellent amino acid.*
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value L-Carnitine (Carnipure?**) (from L-Carnitine Tartrate) 500 mg * Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Daily Value not established.
Details Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate and Silica.
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that normally attracts water which can cause it to deteriorate rapidly. We use a tartrate form to helpensure that this product maintains stability and full potency.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Carnitine is classified as an amino acid, although it is not used by the body for protein synthesis or as a neurotransmitter. Carnitine is a nutrient responsible for the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the energy-producing centers of the cells (the mitochondria).Carnitine helps the body convert fatty acids into energy, which is used mostly for muscular activities throughout the body.
The body produces Carnitine in the liver and kidneys and stores it in the skeletal muscles, heart, and brain. This process provides muscular energy by burning fat, and also prevents fatty build-up around vital organs. Muscle cells that use the most energy, particularly the heart, can benefit by having adequate carnitine levels.
Vegetarians may need to supplement to ensure healthy levels in their bodies. Our Carnitine is the 100% pure and natural form synthesized in a laboratory by bacterial cultures, and is vegetarian. Our L-Carnitine has no detectable levels of synthetic D-Carnitine.*
Cautions and Interactions Mild gastrointestinal symptoms have been reported at higher levels of intake. Otherwise, L-Carnitine is considered remarkably safe. L-Carnitine is listed as pregnancy category B, indicating animal studies have revealed no harm to the fetus, but that no adequatestudies in pregnant women have been conducted. Interactions are not common. However, L-Carnitine may potentiate the anti-arrhythmic effect of propafenone and mexiletine in patients with ischemia.
Some people may have an increased need for dietary Carnitine due to high-fat diets, certain medications, genetic predisposition, and low dietary levels of the precursor amino acids lysine and methionine.
This product is intended for the following protocol: Weight Management.
*The statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The statements included above have not been evaluated by the FDA or Total Health. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.