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Some Facts About L-Carnitine

Updated on July 25, 2011

Some Facts About L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is an amino acid made in the body from lysine and methionine. It is considered a conditionally essential amino acid. The main task of this amino acid is to transport fatty acids into the mitochondria, the cell responsible for making energy in our bodies. Here the cell is required to convert fat into energy.

Therapuetically, L-carnitine has demonstrated potential results in enhancing parameters associated with heart diseases. In a certain study of patients with hypertension and diabetes , L-carnitine was administered for forty-five weeks. The study reveals that both arrhythmias and abnormal heart functioning decreased significantly.-

Several double-blind studies reveal that L-carnitine also has significant benefits for individuals suffering from angina. Because L-carnitine improves circulation to the extremities. Angina is a condition that may lead to heart attack.

In individuals suffering from Anorexia, L-carnitine has improved mental symptoms and decreased healing time. Other studies reveal that L-carnitine has positive effects in helping people with chronic obstructive pulmonaty diseases. One study demonstrated that after only four weeks of taking, patients were able to breathe while exercising.

Studies of L-carnitine and athletic performance show mixed results. L-carnitine does appear to decrease muscle soreness following athletic activity but fails to actually improve performance.

Some sources of L-carnitine

One regular bottle of Del Monte Fit ‘n Right contains three hundred milligrams of L-carnitine. The slimming tablet Fitrum has also some milligrams of L-carnitine. I tried to take Del Monte Fit ‘n Right pineapple juice for some time and I found it effective for reducing weight.

SOURCE :

BASIC HEALTH PUBLICATIONS

USER’s GUIDE TO PROTEIN AND AMINO ACIDS

By Keri Marshall and Jack Challem

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Mathews it is wonderful to hear from you again. I am always delighted to see you at my hubs. Thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you always and best regards.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Cristina: thank you for such an informative hub. God bless dear Ate.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Cari Jean great to hear from you again. Thank for appreciating this hub. I am glad you find this interesting. I got the Del Monte Fit 'n Right pineapple juice from a grocery here in Manila. Try to search for Del Monte products in your city choose Del Monte Fit 'n Right. Blessings to you always and regards.

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      Cari Jean 

      6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Very interesting - where do you get the Del Monte juice? I do have issues with arrythmias so I might be intersted in trying some. Thanks!

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      James Bowden 

      6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello Cristina:

      Your welcome-Keep up the good work on your articles. As mentioned very interesting information and look forward to reviewing some more of them.

      Jl

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Jlbowden thanks for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Remain blessed always and regards.

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      James Bowden 

      6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hi Christina:

      Very nice article summary on L- Carnitine, which I voted useful. What you say about this amino acid is correct. I had recently met a 85 year old man taking a combination of L-carnitine and Apple Cider Vinegar. He didn't look a day over sixty. I'm not sure if it was the 50 mg. of L-Carnitine, or one to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per day. But whatever it was, certainly did a whole lot of good for that individual.

      Jlbowden

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