Carnitine is an amino acid biosynthesized from the 2 other amino acids, lysine and methionine. L-carnitine is a naturally occurring substance found in most cells of the body, particularly the brain, neural tissue, muscle, and heart. Carnitine, whose structure is similar to choline, is widely available in animal foods (meat, poultry, fish and dairy products), whereas plants have very small amounts. PVL use a stabilized L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate as the primary source for maximum quality, efficacy and benefit.
What does L-Carnitine do?
Carnitine oxidizes fat - in living cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. Boosting exercise performance, improving body tone, body composition and fat loss are the most dominant uses. L-carnitine is also widely used for maintaining heart health. Recent (April 2012) information from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University also indicates that the roles of L-carnitine supplementation have shown promise as a possible adjunct therapy in some illnesses.
PVL Essentials Liquid L-Carnitine has the following features: