- WHAT IT DOES -
 
 

- Promotes Normal Growth and Development -

• Helps Burn Body Fat
• Increases Endurance
• Improves Definition

What does it do?

 L-carnitine is made in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It is needed to release energy from fat. Its actions appear to be particularly important in the heart. For congestive heart failure, much of the research has used a modified form of carnitine called propionyl-L-carnitine (PC). In one double blind trial, using 500 mg PC per day led to a 26% increase in exercise capacity after six months.1

Research shows that individuals who supplement with carnitine while engaging in an exercise regimen are less likely to experience muscle soreness.2 However, the belief that carnitine’s effect on energy release will help build muscle or improve athletic performance has, so far, not been supported by most research.3 4

However, carnitine has been given to people with chronic lung disease in trials investigating how the body responds to exercise.5 6 In these double blind reports, 2 grams of carnitine taken twice per day for two to four weeks led to positive changes in breathing response to exercise.

 

 
 
- PRODUCT DESCRIPTION -
 
 


EXTRA STRENGTH L-CARNITINE 750
L-CARNITINE is a naturally occurring cofactor necessary for energy metabolism in the body. L-Carnitine helps burn off stored body fat and increases available energy levels within the muscle cell, while helping spare muscle tissue during intense training. L-Carnitine plays a vital role in the body’s metabolism of fatty acids. In research studies L-Carnitine has been shown to significantly increase endurance capacity and fat loss.*

L-Carnitine Mega Formula™ contains 100% natural form of L-Carnitine Tartrate. This cofactor naturally occurs in the system and has an important role in the body's metabolism of fatty acids. In research studies L-Carnitine has been shown to significantly increase endurance capacity and fat loss through burning off stored body fat. It also utilizes available energy levels within the muscle cell, while helping spare muscle tissue during intense sport activities.

L-Carnitine Facts:

L-Carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine.
L-Carnitine is available from natural and synthetic sources.
A prescription is not required to use L-Carnitine.

Reasons to use L-Carnitine:

  • Promotes normal growth and development
  • Treats and possibly prevents some forms of cardiovascular disease
  • Protects against muscle disease
  • Helps build muscle
  • Protects against liver disease
  • Protects against diabetes
  • Protects against kidney disease
  • Aids in dieting

What people need additional L-Carnitine

  • Anyone with deficient protein or amino acids in their diet because
  • L-Carnitine requires essential amino acids to be synthesized by the body.
  • Children, pregnant or breast-feeding women who are vegan vegetarians.
  • People with recent severe burns or injuries.
  • People on hemodialysis.
  • Premature infants.

L-Carnitine Deficiency Symptoms:

  • Muscle fatigue
  • Cramps
  • Changes in kidney function following exercise
  • Premature aging
  • Heartbeat irregularities in someone who has had a heart attack
  • Angina

Studies on the beneficial effects of L-Carnitine on the cardiovascular system began as early as 1937. L-Carnitine benefits the cardiovascular system in several ways. First, it is responsible for clearing fatty acids (triglycerides) out of the blood into the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of the cells) to be broken down. Fatty acids are the major source for production of energy in the heart muscles. Therefore, heart muscles are particularly vulnerable to L-Carnitine deficiency. Studies show that heart muscle levels of L-Carnitine are decreased in the following conditions: angina pectoris (lack of oxygen to the heart causing chest pain), myocardial infarction ( heart attack ) and chronic coronary insufficiency (weak heart muscle resulting in lack of oxygen to the body causing symptoms, such as breathlessness, fatigue, poor circulation). These studies have demonstrated the following important functions of L-Carnitine: increasing cardiac output, improving heart muscle function, stimulating energy supply to the heart, increasing endurance, enhancing cardiac performance and regulating heart arrythmias.

L-Carnitine has been approved by the FDA under the name Carnitor as as a therapy for low energy levels, congestive heart disease, and other diseases associated with low cellular energy levels. Numerous published studies have shown that L-Carnitine is effective in treating a wide range of diseases including the neurological diseases of aging, immune dysfunction, and diabetic complications.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

 


 
 
- Q & A -
 
 

 

Where is it found? 

Dairy and red meat contain the greatest amounts of carnitine. Therefore, people who have a limited intake of meat and dairy products tend to have lower carnitine intakes.

Who is likely to be deficient?

Carnitine deficiencies are rare, even in strict vegetarians, because the body produces carnitine relatively easily.

Rare genetic diseases can cause a carnitine deficiency. Also, deficiencies are occasionally associated with other diseases, such as diabetes and cirrhosis.7 8 A carnitine deficiency can also result from oxygen deprivation which can occur in some heart conditions. In Italy, carnitine is prescribed for heart failure, heart arrhythmias, angina pectoris, and lack of oxygen to the heart.9

How much is usually taken?

Most people do not need carnitine supplements. For therapeutic use, typical amounts are 1–3 grams per day.

It remains unclear whether the propionyl-L-carnitine form of carnitine used in congestive heart failure research has greater benefits than the L-carnitine form, since limited research in both animals and humans with the more common L-carnitine has also shown very promising effects.10

Are there any side effects or interactions?

L-carnitine has not been consistently linked with any toxicity.

The body needs lysine, methionine, vitamin C, iron, niacin, and vitamin B6 to produce carnitine

 

References:

1. Mancini M, Rengo F, Lingetti M, Sorrentino GP, Nolfe G. Controlled study on the therapeutic efficacy of propionyl-L-carnitine in patients with congestive heart failure. Arzneimittelforschung 1992;42:1101–4.
2. Giamberardino MA et al. Effects of prolonged L-carnitine administration on delayed muscle pain and CK release after eccentric effort. Int J Sports Med 1996;17:320–24.
3. Green RE, Levine AM, Gunning MJ. The effect of L-carnitine supplementation on lean body mass in male amateur body builders. J Am Dietet Assoc 1997;(suppl):A-72.
4. Murray MT. The many benefits of carnitine. Am J Natural Med 1996;3:6–14 [review].
5. Dal Negro R, Pomari G, et al. L-carnitine and rehabilitative respiratory physiokinesitherapy: metabolic and ventilatory response in chronic respiratory insufficiency. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol 1986;24:453–56.
6. Dal Negro R, Turco P, Pomari C, De Conti F. Effects of L-carnitine on physical performance in chronic respiratory insufficiency. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol 1988;26:269–72.
7. Dipalma JR. Carnitine deficiency. Am Family Phys 1988;38:243–51.
8. Kendler BS. Carnitine: an overview of its role in preventive medicine. Prev Med 1986;15:373–90.
9. Del Favero A. Carnitine and gangliosides. Lancet 1988;ii:337 [letter].
10. Kobayashi A, Masumura Y, Yamazaki N. L-carnitine treatment for congestive heart failure--experimental and clinical study. Jpn Circ J 1992;56:86–94.

 

 
 
- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -
 
 


Other Ingredients: Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin, Cellulose,

Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 4 times a day with juice or water, preferably between meals.


Warnings:
Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licenced physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Keep container tightly closed in a cool, dry and dark place. Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle
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