What is L-carnitine?
Carnitine is actually an essential nutrient found in the body that helps in transporting fat into your cell mitochondria where it is transformed into energy. L-carnitine can help increase burning of fat in your body, increasing your energy level, promoting a healthy heart, a healthy circulation and a healthy liver.
Carnitine comes in three forms:
-L-carnitine for heart and cardiovascular conditions
– acetyl-L-carnitine, which is used for treating Alzheimer’s disease and mental problems
-propionyl-L-carnitine which is also used for improving heart conditions.
L-carnitine is widely used as a natural method for weight loss since it contributes to the fat burning at much higher speeds. It can also decrease your cravings, increase your energy during exercise and increase your metabolic rate. Also it is used by athletes to promote further sports endurance.
Side Effects of L-carnitine
Taking normal levels of carnitine does not lead you to experience unpleasant side effects.
You may be able to experience having too much energy when taking t, and if you take it later during the day, you might have difficulties sleeping. These side effects are not really reason for concern in many people, as they are mostly mild to moderate, and easy to deal with.
Some reported L-carnitine side effects include vomiting, nausea, headache, diarrhea, stuffy nose, restlessness and sleeping difficulty. Some serious side effects may include fast heartbeat rates, increase in your blood pressure and fever.
As long as you take the recommended dosage, it is a safe supplement.