What is L-Carnitine?
L-Carnitine is not an amino acid in the strict sense, however L-Carnitine
bears many resemblances to amino acids and is usually grouped under
this heading. L-carnitine is synthesized in the human body, chiefly
in the liver and kidneys, from the essential amino acids L-lysine
and L-methionine. L-Carnitine is used by the body to transport long
chain fatty acids to the mitochondria in cells, where they are burned
for energy. Since this fat burning is such a major source of muscular
energy, deficiencies in L-Carnitine are manifested as low energy
levels and muscular weakness. L-Carnitine deficiencies can also
appear as mental confusion or cloudiness, angina (heart pain) and
L-Carnitine increases muscle strength and energy, and helps the
body to burn fat more efficiently. You can use it to either help
lose weight or improve heart and liver health. L Carnitine seems
to help people who have suffered congestive heart failure improve
heart and exercise performance.