L-Carnitine improves energy and physical function even in very elderly individuals

December 16, 2008

In an amazing study 66 men and women over the age of 100 who became exhausted even after slight physical activity were supplemented with either L-Carnitine at a dosage of 2,000mg a day or inactive placebo for a six-month trial. At the end of the study the elderly on L-Carnitine had an improvement in both mental and physical fatigue, had gained 8.4 pounds of muscle, had lost 4 pounds of fat, their cholesterol improved, they were able to walk further on physical function tests and scored better on mental fitness tests. The participants reported an improvement in energy levels and both mental and physical fatigue. The study is published in the December 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  

L-Carnitine improves muscle mass, reduces fat, improves cholesterol and decreases fatigue in the elderly

In this study 84 elderly subjects who experience rapid muscle fatigue after slight physical activity were given 2,000mg of L-Carnitine twice a day or inactive placebo. L-Carnitine improved both physical and mental fatigue, improved their muscle mass, decreased their body fat, decreased their total and LDL-cholesterols, decreased their triglycerides and other dangerous blood fats and improved their beneficial HDL-cholesterol. The study is published in the journal Drugs and Aging, 2003;20(10).  

L-Carnitine is a vitamin like nutrient that brings fat into your cellular power plants so it can be converted into energy. L-Carnitine is a must for creating energy allowing everything in the body to work efficiently. L-Carnitine levels drop in the body as we age contributing to fatigue and weakness. L-Carnitine can restore energy and improve strength in older people.