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L-Carnitine supports fat metabolism and cardiovascular health by enhancing the conversion of fat into cellular energy. L-Carnitine functions as a carrier for the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria of the cell. It is a highly pure free form amino acid.
Dr. Edelberg's comment: Nutritionally oriented physicians frequently recommend carnitine in two clinical areas: heart disease prevention and weight loss. In both situations, it's the "fat burner" effect of carnitine that caught the attention of researchers. Basically, your body is an extraordinarily complicated energy machine, working without rest to convert the food you eat into the fuel that keeps you going. Your three fuel sources are protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Gram-for-gram, fat contains the most energy potential but unfortunately is also one of the slowest to burn. In fact, you may have noticed that fat occasionally accumulates on you.
Carnitine works by speeding up the process that allows fat to be transported into a cell, where it's fired for fuel. Carnitine has been studied for years. Quite honestly, it works better as a weight loss supplement for some people than others. You need to take quite a hefty dose (which is why it comes in bottles of 250 capsules): four capsules twice a day with meals is generally recommended. Of course, to burn up stored fat, you also have to watch your portions and move around (as in exercise). Especially don't keep replenishing your fat stores with Little Debbies. But you knew that already.
Contains: 120 Tablets
Ingredients: L-Carnitine (500 mg)
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