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NOW Sports - L-Carnitine

NOW Sports - L-Carnitine

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Info: 473 ml Bottle, Citrus Flavour

Carnitine plays many important functions in our bodies. Although technically not an amino acid (but a quaternary amine, and a metabolite of two amino acids, lysine and methionine), it not only helps us metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates properly, but also functions as an antioxidant and detoxifying agent.

Info: 473 ml Bottle, Citrus Flavour

Carnitine plays many important functions in our bodies. Although technically not an amino acid (but a quaternary amine, and a metabolite of two amino acids, lysine and methionine), it not only helps us metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates properly, but also functions as an antioxidant and detoxifying agent.

Product Notes:

This formulation provides a special grade of L-Carnitine called L-carnitine tartrate in its best researched form and brand: Carnipure.

L-Carnitine has been used to help with weight loss goals: to try to reduce the amount of visceral fat by increasing the fat metabolism rate. And it can certainly be indicated for those who have a deficiency in their own production of carnitine and are vegetarians. But its true value may be for enhancing athletic performance and recovery, since it not only helps produce energy, but also reduces lactic acid build-up and muscle tissue damage associated with a resistance training regimen.

L-Carnitine actually physically transports (or 'ferries') long-chain fatty acids to the mitochondria in our cells, which then converts them to ATP for energy, and then transports out the waste products. Those dual roles are particularly useful for those who engage in intense physical exercise or activities, since the fatty-acid sourced energy itself fuels the performance, of course, but also helps preserve muscle glycogen levels (which prevents muscle damage, when the muscle tissues themselves get broken down to supply energy), and also inhibits the build-up of lactic acid (one of the primary causes of fatigue and delayed onset muscle soreness).

Carnipure™ is produced by Lonza, a Swiss life sciences company.

Ingredients:

Each 15 ml tablespoon contains:

L-Carnitine (Free-Form)(Carnipure™): 1000 mg
Vitamin B6 (From Pyridoxine HCl): 2 mg
Pantothenic Acid (From Calcium D-Pantothenate): 10 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural Flavours, Potassium Sorbate, Stevia.

Free of gluten, wheat, sugar, dairy and artificial colours.

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take one tablespoon (15ml) twice daily with meals. Take 2 to 4 hours prior to exercise. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 8 weeks.

Warnings:

Do not use NOW Sports L-Carnitine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking any prescription medication or have a serious disease, or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80039045.

UPC / Barcode: 733739800657