LCARNITINE AN ESSENTIAL COFACTOR FOR SEVERAL ENZYMES NECESSARY FOR TRANSPORT OF FREE LONG CHAIN FATTY ACIDS INTO THE MITOCHONDRIA
L-CARNITINE occurs naturally in animal products (esp. beef) with smaller amounts in dairy, fish, and chicken. There are also very small amounts in avocado and
some fermented soy products such as tempeh. Methionine and lysine serve as precursors to the synthesis of L-Carnitine. People with high stress levels, parenteral nutrition patients, and elderly patients may not be able to synthesize sufficient quantities of L-Carnitine. Under these circumstances L-Carnitine is considered a conditionally essential nutrient and supplementation may be required. Children at 2 1/2 years of age synthesize L-Carnitine at about 30% the adult rate. Full capacity does not occur until age 15.
L-Carnitine has cardioprotective activity, triglyceride lowering, and HDL raising benefits. L-Carnitine may have neurological protective properties. All body tissues, except for the brain, metabolize long-chain fatty acids forenergy production. L-Carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids into themitochondria where they are oxidized (metabolized). Once oxidized they enhancethe mitochondrial production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Enhancing ATPproduction improves the metabolic efficiency in the tissues involved.
Walking capacity is significantly improved for patients with lower legcramping due to circulatory vasospasm. Skeletal muscle function and metabolicefficiency is enhanced with L-Carnitine supplementation.
Approximately 40% of those with nutrient deficiency induced muscle diseaserespond favorably to L-Carnitine therapy with enhanced muscle strength andreduced muscle breakdown proteins in the urine (myoglobinuria).
The liver and kidney are involved in L-Carnitine synthesis. Those with liverdisease or chronic kidney disease may have impaired L-Carnitine synthesis andsuffer from L-Carnitine deficiencies in skeletal and heart muscle tissues.L-Carnitine has been observed to lower inflammatory cytokines such as tumornecrosis factor. It also was shown to increase lymphocyte proliferation inresponse to mitogen exposure.
Cost Per Serving: $0.42
Additional notes: Keep tightly capped and store in a cool, dry place.
Brand: BioGenesis Nutraceuticals
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: Consult your physician before use
Made In: USA
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60
|L-Carnitine (tartrate)||750 mg||-|
a powerful supply of 750 mg of L-carnitine
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules between meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare professional before use. Keep out of reach of children.
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