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What are the Benefits of L-Carnitine?

on June 12, 2012

There are literally thousands of health supplements on the market, and it can be tough to determine which ones will be most effective for you. After all, you can get many health benefits just from taking a multi-vitamin. From iron to zinc to l-carnitine supplements, it seems like each has its own purpose and effects. However, l-carnitine is definitely one to stash in your medicine cabinet, as its health benefits are numerous and lasting. It benefits most all areas of your body and can contribute to what is perhaps the most important health benefit of all: good heart health.



What Is L-Carnitine?
Carnitine is an amino acid that resides naturally in certain foods, including red meats, avocado and most dairy products. Even if you eat plenty of foods rich in l-carnitine you might need a supplement if you regularly exert high levels of energy, since the l-carnitine is burned up quickly with exertion.

L-carnitine supplements come in liquid or capsule form – in fact some cite the pleasant citrus-like taste of the liquid as a reason for switching from taking a capsule of this supplement. Users might take anywhere from 1 to 3 grams daily, depending on the reason for including it in a daily regimen.

Carnitine is an amazing amino acid that metabolizes fatty acids in the body and helps to release stores of fat that can be harmful to your health. It also helps to regulate protein in the body, contributes to good heart health and helps muscles to properly contract. L-carnitine supplements also aid in the treatment of diabetes and may help with liver disease. It can also provide additional energy for workout purposes; in other words, those that add this supplement to their daily vitamin regimens may see an increase an energy, which can then be used to work out more, thus resulting in a greater overall well-being.

What is The Best Part About L-Carnitine?
Carnitine has an amazing ability to help the body burn fact. Since one of the this amino acid’s responsibilities within the body is to burn, or metabolize, fat, many use it for weight loss. 


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