Pure L-Carnitine, with added Chromium. Well known for their role in helping with better fat metabolism & energy production. Chromium can help reduce sugar cravings. Athletes energy during sport. Can help lower blood fat levels. 50 capsules.
Symptoms of a carnitine deficiency include: malaise (lack of energy), muscle weakness, cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart), cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), frequent infection, seizures, poor muscle tone, slow growth, slow weight gain, developmental delay, failure to thrive, chronic vomiting, chronic fever, hyper-ammonemia, hypoglycemia. The amino acid L-Carnitine is well known for its key role in fat metabolism. It is synthesised in the liver and kidneys from dietary lysine, methionine, vitamins B3, B6, C and the mineral iron. A deficiency in one or all of these nutrients severely inhibits the formation of carnitine when needed. Specifically, L-Carnitine transports fatty acids to the innermost section of the mitochondria (the cellular power-plants for energy) where they are used to create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of the body. For this reason carnitine is indicated in conditions related to fatty acid metabolism. These are adrenal insufficiency, athletic use, diabetes, fat loss, angina, congestive heart disease, hypertension, fatigue, kidney disease, ketosis, infertility (male), muscular dystrophy and myocardial infarction.
Take 1-2 capsules prior to exercise or meals.
Carnitine is a naturally occurring substance that works as a transport molecule, moving nutrients and long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria or power house of the cell, where they are turned into a chemical called ATP, a type of energy. ATP is a primary source of energy for the heart and skeletal muscles and is used by the body whenever energy is needed. Carnitine also carries toxic wastes out of the cell, so they can be removed from the body. 75% of most dietary needs for carnitine are met through diet. Carnitine comes from meat, dairy products and breast milk. The rest is produced in the our liver and kidneys. However, the ability of the body to produce and utilize carnitine is dependent upon a person's health. People with metabolic disorders are at risk of suffering from a carnitine deficiency. A metabolic disorder occurs when one or more of the components (enzymes) needed in the metabolic process is missing or is only doing part of its job. When this happens, the cell's energy-producing components - the mitochondria - cannot completely do their job of breaking down fats, sugars or proteins to produce energy. Supplementing Carnitine makes sense for any athlete or anyone who wishes to lose weight. Research confirms carnitine supplements inhibit the decline in free Carnitine in muscle caused by maximal exercise. Carnitine also increases maximal use of oxygen, while reducing the build up acids and metabolic wastes during endurance exercise. When improving fat metabolism studies show taking carnitine raises blood levels, thus improving the ability to transport fats for oxidation. Patients who have increased body fat, have difficulty in utilising fat for energy, and have high levels of blood lipids, thus an increased need for carnitine. Carnitine is so successful in medicine that three US pharmaceutical companies now make prescription tablets. Well-controlled studies have demonstrated carnitine to be useful in angina and congestive heart disease patients. Because of its role in pyruvate metabolism, which regulates oxygen availability to muscle, carnitine has also been used to treat patients with respiratory insufficiencies such as asthma. Red 8 have also added the trace element Chromium Picolinate. It has been know for a long time that chromium is essential for helping the body process carbohydrates, fats & is believed to help increase lean muscle mass & promote weight loss.
Each capsule contains: Pure L-Carnitine 500mg, Chromium Picolinate 1.6mg providing 200mcg of elemental Chromium. In a gelatine capsule
Keep out of reach of children.