L-Carnitine is essential for the production of energy from fatty acids by virtue of its role in the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria for energy production (in a process called beta oxidation).
L-Carnitine enhances the rate of ATP production (also called oxidative phosphorylation), which is a key step in energy production throughout the body.
By enhancing fatty acid metabolism via beta oxidation, carnitine can help maintain healthy triglyceride levels already within a normal range.* Major body tissues, particularly the heart and skeletal muscles, depend on fatty acid oxidation as their primary source of energy. L-Carnitine promotes efficient heart function.
L-Carnitine is produced in the body from the essential amino acids lysine and methionine. One gram of L-Carnitine is equivalent to the amount of carnitine found in 3.5 lbs of steak.
Recommended Use: Take 1 tablespoon, 1 or 2 times per day on an empty stomach, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Not intended for use by persons under 18. Consult a physician before using this product if you have been treated for or, diagnosed with, or have a family history of any medical condition including, but not limited to, diabetes, anxiety disorders, glaucoma, cardiac conditions, osteoporosis, thyroid disease or hypertension, or if you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, anticoagulants, or any prescription drug or over-the-counter medication. One serving of this product contains the amount of caffeine equivalent to 2 (8 oz.) cups of coffee. Limit use with other caffeine-containing sources such as coffee, tea or energy drinks. Discontinue use and immediately inform a medical doctor if you experience chest pain, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeat, nausea, or other comparable symptoms. Use only as directed. Do not use if inner safety seal has been broken. Store in a cool dry place.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.