Without carnitine, fats cannot be burned for energy; without energy, cells become weak and can die. Optimizing carnitine levels has been found to have dramatic benefits for low energy, obesity, and fatigue. Controlled trials have demonstrated that carnitine helps to support healthy weight loss by promoting optimal fat burning by the mitochondria. Carnitine also helps promote heart health, maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels, and sports endurance and recovery.
L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring compound in all foods, but significant amounts are only found in dark meats (due to high concentrations of mitochondria). Acetyl L-Carnitine is also contained in Carnitine Synergy™ and has unique brain-supportive properties.
Carnitine supplementation may be needed especially for vegetarian diets, or when dark meats are consumed in small amounts, because neither preformed carnitine nor its precursor amino acids are ingested in adequate amounts to support optimal health.