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L-Carnitine is the bioactive form of an energizing compound naturally synthesized by two amino acids, lysine and methionine. In living cells, it is needed to transport fatty acids from the extracellular fluid into the mitochondria, where they are broken down for energy production of the cell. As a dietary supplement, L-Carnitine offers fat metabolism support for healthy lean body mass, endurance, strength, stamina and male fertility. When consumed as a dietary supplement it has also been identified for playing a role in the healthy functioning of the heart, kidney, liver, thyroid and lungs. This product provides 500 mg of L-Carnitine (as tartrate) per capsule. Benefits and Features:
| || Supports the heart, liver, and kidneys.* |
| || Supports fat metabolism for a healthy lean body mass.* |
| || Supports fertility, hearing, memory, endurance, strength, stamina, and relief of fatigue.* |
90 Vcaps® Vegetarian Capsules
Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals for user’s maximum health benefits.
Here, Jerry speaks about the benefits of L-carnitine…
Narcolepsy is a strange condition. In the middle of the day afflicted individuals can fall asleep. They’re extremely tired, extremely fatigued. They finally did a study on this condition with a supplement and their findings made a lot of sense. Still, I don’t think they used enough for the supplement.
L-carnitine (something that drops in the body as you age) is also supplement that gives you energy. It’s just one of those things that affect your metabolism. In this study done by the University of Tokyo with these patients with narcolepsy, L-carnitine lessened how often they were dozing off in the day. There’s significance here. The problem is they didn't use enough. They should have used various strengths. They should have used 500 mg, 1000 mg and 1,500 mg. I generally give older people or very fatigued people anywhere from 1,500 mg to 2,000 mg per day. It takes time, but it can make a difference in their fatigue, it really can.
I want to talk about something from a good journal called Perspectives on Psychological Science from our own NYU, New York University, right here in New York City. When they gave kids fish oil supplements, simply doing that raised their IQ 3.5 points. Now, 3.5 points can make the difference between doing well on a math exam or not being able to grasp the idea of the math problems in general. So, it’s a smartness thing. I don’t know how many kids will eat fish. My oldest boy, when he was a kid, ate fish sporadically. I actually gave him fish oil and a tincture. I would add it to his food. My youngest kid loves fish. So, it was no problem. He would eat salmon all the time, so we never had that issue. But it really is something very beneficial for a young person’s brain and for an older person’s brain, too. They’ve shown that fish oils protect the structure and function of the brain when you age; it’s as simple as that. Still, there is no single nutrient for the brain to thrive on. There is no simple solution for the brain. The brain is very complex. A lot of things can go wrong, a whole lot. Alzheimer’s disease for example, there’s a lot of terrible things going on at once: you’re creating tangles on the nerve cells, you’re getting deposits of nasty proteins that are like tar, you’re getting a great deal of information so you can’t use sugar for energy. There’s no neurotransmitter like acetylcholine involved with retrieving memories. So, there’s a lot of bad things going on, but when you have a combination of nutrients, it does have a protective value against sometimes even the worst case scenarios in the brain.
One of the core healthful things to do for the brain is eating fish and I urge everybody to eat fish. In fact, I eat fish whenever I can and I take fish oils. I actually take something called Krill Oil because I want the choline and the astaxanthin. But just like I said, there’s no magic bullet for the brain. I used to get fish burps no matter what I did because of my digestive system. Now, I don’t have to worry about the cholesterol and mercury levels of fish. Although our fish oils are free of mercury and they’re coated, I don’t get the burps. I wanted the choline and I wanted the astaxanthin which are very important for the aging brain.
As a dietary supplement, suggested serving size is one (1) vegetarian Vcaps® one or two times a day, or as directed by a health care professional
|Serving size: 1 vegetarian Vcaps® capsule|
|Servings Per Container: 90|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|* Daily value(DV) not established|
|Percent DV are based on a 2000 calorie diet.|
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, vegetable stearate, hypromellose.
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What is L-Carnitine?
L-Carnitine is a natural substance found in most cells of the body and it is central to our production of energy. After you metabolize fats and carbohydrates into fatty acids, L-Carnitine transports them into the mitochondrial power-plants of the cell where they serve as fuel for energy production. Simply put L-Carnitine turns fat into energy.
Where does L-Carnitine come from?
L-Carnitine is a vitamin like substance that resembles an amino acid. It can be manufactured in small amounts in the body out of the amino acids Lysine and Methionine. It is also found in meat.
| Benefits: |
- May improve and regulate energy
- May restore energy in fatigued individuals
- May protect and hydrate muscle during exercise
- May restore energy faster after exercise
- May restore energy in patients using drugs that lead to fatigue
- May reduce chemotherapy related fatigue
- May improve fatigue in chronic fatigue patients
- May restore energy and improves muscle mass in the elderly and very elderly
- May protect the heart during periods of ischemia (lack of blood flow with low oxygen)
- Protects the kidneys and reduces the risk of anemia in patients on dialysis
- May improve fertility
- May improve heart function
- May improve health in patients with liver damage
- Hyperthyroidism; although L-Carnitine is very useful for fatigue it has a paradoxical effect that may help to regulate an overactive thyroid gland
| Features: |
- 500mg of pure, pharmaceutical grade L-Carnitine in every capsule; a full days worth for most people
- Vegetarian Vcaps® capsule
- Made using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)