Category Archives: L-carnitine

L-Carnitine: Main Functions

L-carnitine is a nutrient factor found mainly in foods of animal origin that plays a role in the use of fat as an energy source. Humans can also synthesise L-carnitine (L-b-hydroxy-c-N-trimethyl aminobutyric) acid in the liver, brain and kidneys from … Continue reading

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The Effects of L-Carnitine Supplements on Weight Loss

L-carnitine is a nutrient factor that is present in the diet but also synthesised by cells. One of the functions of L-carnitine is to shuttle fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are oxidised to produce energy. Some evidence suggests … Continue reading

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L-Carnitine for Fat Loss

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L-Carnitine and Lipoproteins

The oxidation of fatty acids occurs in the mitochondria, but fatty acids are unable to cross the inner mitochondrial membrane unaided. L-carnitine is involved in the shuttle system that allows fatty acids to cross this inner membrane which allows β-oxidation … Continue reading

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