L-carnitine is a non-essential amino acid, which means that the body produces it naturally, from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It has the role of transporting long-chain fatty acids to cells’ mitochondria, where energy is created. There are two types, l-carnitine tartrate and acetyl l-carnitine — it’s the first that is most frequently used in fitness supplements, and the latter which is created in the body.
Good ingredients, average size. I use it every day for my workout and diet.
L-carnitine may benefit brain function. Some animal studies suggest that it may help with age-related mental decline and improve markers of learning. It improves memory and mental function in older people with some memory loss. Taking L-carnitine improves feelings of mental and physical tiredness in older people. It also appears to reduce feelings of tiredness after exercise.
I believe this helped me lose weight as I noticed I sweat a lot since I started taking this and I have a lot more energy and stamina. I am very productive throughout the day and I have reduced cravings so far too. A must for energy production. 🙌🏻
My Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were diagnosed with the early stages of heart disease at a very young age. Rather than starting medications immediately, I decided to try a more holistic approach with supplements. My specialty vet recommended Jarrow brand. I use it faithfully twice daily. Just open the capsule and put it in their food. So easy and the dogs don't mind at all. At their recheck with the cardiologist, both dogs had improved!! The only thing that changed was the addition of the supplements. Thank you, Jarrow!!
Our M.D. recommended this product to be used along with Coenzyme Q10 and D-Ribose for heart health. My husband had a low ejection fraction reading and used this regime. We think it improved his reading to normal. We continue to use L-carnitine for continued heart health! We like Jarrow products.
Normally the body makes its own carnitine, however this ability decreaces with advanced age. Carnitine is essential for the production of energy from fat, for example if one is on a low carb lifestyle. I feel that this supplement has been making a difference in my energy level and exercise tolerance.