Carnitine

Definition of Carnitine:

A compound found in skeletal and cardiac muscle and certain other tissues that functions as a carrier of fatty acids across the membranes of the mitochondria.  Carnitine has been used therapeutically in treating angina and certain deficiency diseases.

Topics Related to Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

...as a treatment
“...Carnitine is unique in that it is recognized both as a vitamin and also as an amino acid...”

Andropause/Male Menopause

...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“The April 2004 issue of the journal Urology published the findings of Italian researchers that the amino acid carnitine was more active than testosterone in improving symptoms of aging in men, such as sexual dysfunction and depression, associated with the decline of androgenic hormones...”
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Angina

...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“Several clinical trials have demonstrated that carnitine supplementation improves angina and heart disease...”

Cardiomyopathy

...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“There is some evidence that carnitine may be useful in cardiomyopathy [J Child Neurol (Canada) 10: pp...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...the condition
“...jaundice); Beet juice and taurine (thins the bile); Coffee enemas; Liver/gallbladder flushing; Fatty Infiltration reduction Alcohol avoidance; Low fat diet; High water-insoluble fiber consumption; Carnitine supplementation (other lipotropics less effective); Protection from free radical damage Vitamins C, E, Zinc, Selenium, Lipoic acid; ;...”
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Lysine

...related topic
“...Precursor to carnitine in the body...”

Methionine

...related topic
“...Important for proper growth in infants, nitrogen balance in adults, healthy nails and skin and the synthesis of taurine, cysteine, phosphatidylcholine (lecithin), bile, carnitine and endorphins...”

Ornithine

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Ornithine is an excellent weight-loss constituent along with arginine and carnitine...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“...Serum carnitine levels should be monitored in children treated with antiepileptic drugs...”
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