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- Douglas Labs L-Carnitine supplements supply pure, natural L-carnitine in capsule form.
- L-carnitine is necessary for fatty acid metabolism and energy production in cardiac and skeletal muscle. It is involved in fatty acid oxidation as part of the carnitine shuttle. L-carnitine shuttles fatty acids from the cytosol (the cell fluid) into the mitochondria (the cell' powerhouses) for oxidation and energy production.
- L-carnitine is necessary in muscle whenever fat is utilized as an energy source. Heart muscle always uses fat for its continuous energy demands. Skeletal muscle begins using fat only after its glycogen reserves are exhausted. This happens after about one hour of continuous, strenuous exercise, e.g., long-distance running, bicycling, swimming, or mountain climbing.
One capsule per day or as directed as a physician. It is recommended that L-carnitine be taken with meals.
Capsules may be pulled apart and the powder mixed with food or liquids if desired.