L-Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that helps to maintain overall good health by facilitating the transfer of fatty acid groups into the mitochondrial membrane for cellular energy production. It naturally occurs in red meat and other animal source foods, but we recommend supplementation to obtain optimal levels of this excellent amino acid. NOW® uses only Carnipure™, a special grade of L-Carnitine (L-carnitine tartrate) and the most researched form and brand, manufactured by the Swiss life sciences company Lonza. NOW® L-Carnitine is the purest form, clinically tested, and vegetarian (non-animal sourced).
Each tablet contains:
Carnitine 1000 mg
(From L-Carnitine Tartrate) (Carnipure™)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hydroxypropylcellulose, Vegetarian Grade Coating (water, hypromellose, cellulose, stearic acid), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Adult Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily with meals. Take 2-4 hours prior to exercise. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 weeks.
This product provides 2 g of single amino acid/day. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have liver or kidney disease or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. Mild gastrointestinal symptoms (transient nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhoea) have been reported. Low incidences of seizures have been reported with oral doses in individuals with or without pre-existing seizure disorders. Do not use if you have primary systemic L-carnitine deficiency or secondary L-carnitine deficiency (inborn errors of metabolism) for which levocarnitine supplementation is prescribed and/or monitored by a healthcare practitioner. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking any prescription medication or have a serious disease. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.