What is L-Carnitine?

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is can be synthesised in the liver and kidneys and stored in the skeletal muscles, heart, brain and sperm. Carnitine is needed as it helps the body turn fat into energy. Although it is made in the body, some people cannot make enough or it is impaired due to a health condition or medications. When this happens, carnitine must be consumed through the diet or supplementation. This very important amino acid can be found in a number of foods, with its primary dietary source being red meat, dairy products, wheat and avocados. L-carnitine acts as an antioxidant, fighting free radicles which are harmful particles in the body. These free radicles can damage cells and interfere with DNA. This amino acid has many benefits and functions and is important to heart and brain health as well as muscle movement.

Buying L-Carnitine Supplements

L-Carnitine is available in Evergreen Healthfoods in different strengths and in many forms including tablet, capsule and liquid. Take a look at our extensive range of amino acids supplements for more information on this amino acid and many more.
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