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L-Carnitine is a derivative of amino acids. It is found in nearly all cells of the human body. The name carnitine is from the Latin word carnus which means flesh. Carnitine has massive effects on the bodys energy levels and production. The human body is known to make sufficient amounts of carnitine to meet most peoples needs. However, for genetic and other various medical reasons, supplementing may be a good choice for individuals not producing enough for normal energy levels.
Carnitine is typically produced in the liver and kidneys; if not enough is being produced, supplementing with carnitine or other amino acids has been found to be essential. Foods that provide carnitine are also important. Animal products such as meat, fish, poultry, and milk have been found to be the best sources.
Carnitine helps transport fatty acids into the mitochondria, from where they can be burned for energy. About 98% of the bodys carnitine is found in your muscles, along with other small amounts in the liver and blood. Carnitine benefits your mitochondrial function and may help increase mitochondrial growth and health. These benefits play a major role in fighting various disease and lead to a healthy aging process. There have been some findings in health research that has led the study of treating heart and brain diseases with carnitine. The results have been promising but are still in trial phases.
Carnitine has shown its benefits in weight loss: since it helps move fatty acids into burning phase this has led scientists to believe that it has weight loss effects. However, this is tough to find for sure, because of other influences not caused by carnitine. Carnitine has an overall mix of research. Most researchers support its use for healthy living, energy levels, brain function, and disease prevention. Supplementing with carnitine will help with these aspects of living along with other un-verified benefits. With effective use and supplementation, carnitine can help lead to a healthier standard of living.
Though l-carnitine is generally safe, side effects may include nausea, stomach ache, heartburn, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. It should be used with caution by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Carnitine may cause a fishy body odor.