L-Carnitine is an amino acid that acts as a
vitamin-like compound, responsible for the transport of long-chain
fatty acids into the energy producing mitochondria inside cells. Since
the carrier molecule for fatty acids, acyl-CoA, cannot penetrate the
cell membrane of the mitochondria without carnitine, a deficiency in
carnitine results in decreased fatty acid concentrations in the
mitochondria, and as a result, reduced energy production.
Carnitine releases fatty acids allowing them to be converted to energy. Carnitine is a popular supplement for heart health, liver health, and weight loss. Studies generally use dosages ranging from 2 or more grams per day.
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- Smile Herb Shop staff recommends this product!
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving / % Daily Value
L-Carnitine (as L-tartrate): 500 mg / *
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Capsule (vegetable source), cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily between meals