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L-carnitine: L-carnitine is a protein that is available in supplements and in meat and dairy products. L-carnitine is a form of carnitine, which is important to the production of energy in the body. Most people produce enough carnitine for their daily needs in their bodies unless they have a condition that produces a carnitine deficiency.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: L-carnitine

Adequate amounts of L-carnitine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: L-carnitine

Adequate amounts of L-carnitine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: L-carnitine

Excessive intake of L-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 providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies
  • Use for athletic performance enhancement and weight loss is not proven

L-carnitine: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (L-carnitine) include:

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