This scientifically designed dietary supplement contains the essential nutrient L-carnitine-L-tartrate. This free flowing L-carnitine salt contains L-carnitine (68%) and the natural GRAS L-tartaric acid (32%).
L-carnitine is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) that is naturally produced in the body.
L-carnitine supplements are used to increase L-carnitine levels in people whose natural level of L-carnitine is too low because they have a genetic disorder,are taking certain drugs (valproic acid for seizures),or because they are undergoing a medical procedure (hemodialysis for kidney disease) that uses up the bodys L-carnitine. It is also used as a replacement supplement in strict vegetarians,dieters,and low-weight or premature infants.
L-carnitine is used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels including heart-related chest pain,congestive heart failure (CHF),heart complications of a disease called diphtheria,heart attack,leg pain caused by circulation problems (intermittent claudication),and high cholesterol.
Some people use L-carnitine for muscle disorders associated with certain AIDS medications,difficulty fathering a child (male infertility),a brain development disorder called Rett syndrome,anorexia,chronic fatigue syndrome,diabetes,overactive thyroid,attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),leg ulcers,Lyme disease,and to improve athletic performance and endurance.
The body can convert L-carnitine to other amino acids called acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine. But,no one knows whether the benefits of carnitines are interchangeable. Until more is known,dont substitute one form of carnitine for another.