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Carnitine

Carnitine

Carnitine: Carnitine is one of a number of amino acids, which make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. Carnitine is available naturally in meats, beef pork, poultry, and lamb, and in supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Carnitine

Adequate amounts of Carnitine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Carnitine

Adequate amounts of Carnitine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Carnitine

Excessive intake of Carnitine may involve the following risks:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fishy body odor
  • Seizures in people with seizure disorders
  • Muscle weakness
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies
  • Use for athletic performance enhancement and weight loss is not proven
  • Diarrheal
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Supplements not recommended for people with kidney or liver disease or some chronic conditions
  • Taking one type of amino acid for extended periods may affect the balance and function of others

Descriptions of Carnitine

Carnitine: Constituent of striated muscle and liver. It is used therapeutically to stimulate gastric and pancreatic secretions and in the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemias.
Source: Diseases Database

Carnitine : betaine derivative constituent of skeletal muscle and liver; required for mitochondrial beta oxidation of fatty acids; used therapeutically to stimulate gastric and pancreatic secretions and in the treatment of hyperlipoproteinemias.
Source: CRISP

Carnitine: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Carnitine) include:

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