L Carnitine

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Product description

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is found in the body. It is often taken as a weight loss supplement. It plays a critical role in energy production. L-Carnitine transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized or burned to produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.

The FDA has approved L-carnitine for treating L-carnitine deficiency caused by certain genetic diseases in specific related to the heart.  Its also used to help with anorexia, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, overactive thyroid, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), leg ulcers, Lyme Disease, and to improve athletic performance and endurance.




L Carnitine Supplement Facts

Take 1 capsule daily preferably with food.

Contraindications: means that you should not take this product are consuming any of the below-listed medications.  You should check with your medical provider prior to consuming GABA.

Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) is used to slow blood clotting. L-carnitine might increase the effectiveness of acenocoumarol (Sintrom), L-carnitine seems to decrease how well thyroid hormone works in the body.  Warfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. L-carnitine might increase the effects of warfarin (Coumadin) and increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. 

Dosing of L Carnitine


Suggested Use:  Take 1 or 2 capsules approximately 1 to 1/2 hours before activity for maximum results.

Contraindications:  means that you should not take this product if have any of the below listed medical problems.  You should check with your medical provider prior to consuming L-Arginine.

  • Do not consume with blood pressure lowering medications.
  • Do not consume if you have kidney disease.
  • Do not consume if you have liver disease.
  • Do not consume if you have a seizure disorder.
  • If you are diabetic, talk with your medical provider before consuming.
  • Do not consume if you have peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
  • Do not consume if you have active peptic ulcer disease.
  • Do not consume if you have had a history of cancer of any kind.
  • Do not consume if you have heart failure.
  • Do not consume if you are taking anti-clotting medications like: clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin) etc.

Physiology of L Carnitine


 L-Carnitine is a good energy booster, antioxidant and a mood and cognitive enhancer. L-carnitine is used to increase energy levels, especially in those with disease or genetic disorders.

All forms of carnitine play a vital role in the production of energy. Carnitine helps turn body fat into energy. It also gets rid of toxic compounds from the mitochondria to prevent build up. Carnitine is produced by the liver and kidneys and stored in muscle, brain, and heart tissue that use fatty acids as energy.

L-Carnitine is often referred to as a weight loss aid. Since younger people have a sufficient amount of carnitine in the body it does not have as great of results as in older people. In older people, carnitine improves body composition. However, it may improve exercise endurance in all ages by increasing muscle carnitine levels.

Side Effects L Carnitine



  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Airway inflammation
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Low blood pressure




Nutritional supplements are classified as a food by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Supplements do not require the same rigorous testing, review and approval that drugs are required to go through. Therefore, the statements contained in this document regarding L Carnitine have not been reviewed and approved by the FDA. However, significant research has been done on this product by many universities, public and private business. We at 5-Point Wellness, LLC desire to share information about L Carnitine, in order to educate our clientele to make well informed decisions for themselves.

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