L-Carnitineis an essential cofactor for several enzymes necessary for transport of free long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria. L-Carnitine occurs naturally in animal products (esp. beef) with smaller amounts in dairy, fish and chicken and in very small amounts in avocado and some fermented soy products such as tempeh. Methionine and lysine serve as precursors to the synthesis of LCarnitine. High stress levels, parenteral nutrition patients and elderly patients may not be able to synthesize sufficient quantities of LCarnitine. Under these circumstances L-Carnitine is considered a conditionally essential nutrient and supplementation may be required. Children at 21/2 years of age synthesize L-Carnitine at about 30% the adult rate. Full capacity does not occur until age 15.
Nutra BioGenesis suggests taking 1 capsule of L-Carnitine up to twice daily between meals or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size:1 Capsule
Servings Per Container:60
Amount Per Serving:
L-Carnitine Tartrate ...500mg
(from L-carnitine L-tartrate)
Other Ingredients:Cellulose, Silica, Rice Bran Extract