A Valuable L-Carnitine Supplement for Endurance and Cardiovascular Health
•L-Carnitine for Cardiovascular Support
L-Carnitine is an amino acid found in large concentrations in the heart muscle and skeletal muscles. The main function of L-Carnitine is to assist in fat utilization and act as a transporter of fatty acids into the mitochondria of a cell, where the fatty acids become oxidized and converted into energy or "fuel for the body". In addition, L-Carnitine is important for the removal of short chain and medium chain fatty acids from the mitochondria that normally build up during metabolic processes. L-Carnitine supports healthy recovery from exercise.
L-Carnitine Tartrate Supplementation in Clinical Studies
Indiana's Ball State University has recently conducted a placebo controlled clinical study of L-Carnitine Tartrate supplementation and it's effect on muscle recovery form intense exercise. The researchers found that L-Carnitine Tartrate supplementation assists physical recovery including muscle recovery from excessively strenuous exercise, such as weigh bearing exercise.
Another specific, double blind placebo controlled study of L-Carnitine supplementation involving 101 volunteers has shown that L-Carnitine was capable of preserving healthy cardiac enzymes including lactate dehydrogenase and lipid peroxides. This study showed that L-Carnitine supported superoxide dismutase enzyme activity and was able to maintain healthy ventricular function in the human volunteers. After a 3 year follow up of this study, long-term supplementation of L-Carnitine demonstrated beneficial support for cardiovascular health in the volunteers.
L-Carnitine in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
Further human studies with L-Carnitine supplementation have yielded encouraging results, including a significant reduction in various markers of myocardial damage (infarct size, QRS scores, serum aspartate transaminase and lipid peroxides). The utility of L-Carnitine in patients with congestive heart failure continues to be studied. Its effectiveness in people with inherited carnitine deficiency syndromes and associated cardiovascular dysfunction is well established.
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