Carnitine is often called an amino acid but it is actually a vitamin-like nutrient, related in structure to the B vitamins. It plays an essential role in transporting fats into the muscles for energy production. For this reason, it is often referred to as a "fat burning" nutrient.
Surprisingly, a very recent experiment with human hair at the University of Lubeck in Germany showed that carnitine promotes hair growth. Exposure to carnitine stimulated hair shaft elongation and reduced hair cell death in this study. The authors of this study conclude, "Our findings suggest that L-carnitine stimulates human scalp hair growth..." They further encourage one to explore l-carnitine "?as a well-tolerated, relatively safe adjuvant treatment in the management of androgenetic alopecia and other forms of hair loss."
A report from the University of Indiana School of Medicine indicates that L-carnitine can reduce endothelial dysfunction, which is common in women with PCOS and is an early indication of cardiovascular disease. The authors of this study concluded: "Our data suggest that increasing L-carnitine levels may improve obesity-associated endothelial dysfunction. This improved endothelial function may delay or prevent the development of excess cardiovascular disease.".*
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Each capsule contains: Carnitine (L-Form) (from 725mg of carnitine tartrate) (500 mg)
Suggested Dosage: 1-2 capsules per day, or as directed by your healthcare professional
Gelatin capsule, may contain silicated cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate and silica. Independently tested by certified laboratories for authenticity, potency, solvent residue, stability and bacteria, yeast and mold counts. Free of gluten or soy.
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