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Your Questions About Carnitine

November 23, 2012
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John asks…

Does it matter if you take the PS, L-Carnitine, and Fish oil all at once or should they be spread out?

like instead of 200 mg of PS in the morning, should it be 100 in the morning and 100 in the afternoon

or instead of 1700 mg of fish oil in the morning should it be 850 in the morning and 850 in the afternoon?

how much of a difference is there?

admin answers:

Phosphatidylserine in that kind of a dosage would be best in 2 separate doses as 100 mg is the normal recommended single dose. Same thing with Fish Oil… It’s normally recommended to take 1,000 mg (with each having 180 mg of EPA and 120 mg of DHA) up to 3 times a day. The main reason is because the body can only handle so much of certain nutrients at a time and taking a full day’s supply all at once would be like trying to drink a gallon of water all at once… It’s just more than the body can handle and can make you sick if you do too much at a time too often.
As far as the L-Carnitine, I assume you mean Acetyl L-Carnitine as that’s the one for brain health (whereas straight L-Carnitine is more for weight loss and muscle benefits)… That is recommended 500 mg 1-2 times a day.

Phosphatidylserine, Fish Oil, and Acetyl L-Carnitine can all be taken at the same moment as long as you take them with food (the Fish Oil should be taken with food, the other two can be taken with or without food). I personally take Fish Oil and Acetyl L-Carnitine daily along with other nutrients… Those are perfectly safe to take together. Good luck and I hope I helped!

Michael asks…

Does L-Carnitine have effect if not followed by exercise – or are there sideeffects to that?

Does L-Carnitine have effect if not followed by exercise – or are there sideeffects to that?

admin answers:

Well L-carnitine is used by cells to process fats and produce energy.,,will have effect without sport of course,

main effects of it: protecting against muscle disease and stamina during heavy excise,, improving performance, improving heart function in CHF(CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE),,improving male fertility and the increase of sperm count,, nutrient supplement in vegetarian,,,,,,Carnitine transports long-chain acyl groups from fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix, so that they can be broken down,,, so it is also a help to get rid of fat in the body,,

some side effect; HEADACHE rarely, diarrhea, transient nausea and vomiting lack of sleep(too much energy not used in sport),,,,

Linda asks…

Where does L-carnitine take the fat from inside your body?

I was planning to start taking L-carnitine, but I’m worried of where it might take the fat from to transfer into energy. I’m a teenage female, and would like it to mainly take away from my stomach where there is some excess fat but I know I can’t control what it will specifically do. Does anyone have an idea of where it tends to take from? Or at least knows if it goes for a specific kind of fat?

admin answers:

I think it takes it helps metabolize the fats you eat, not bodyfat.

Regardless, you don’t need to take it as a supplement. Your body makes its own using protein and vitamin C, as explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-carnitine#Biosynthesis

It’s also present in lots of foods, mentioned here — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-carnitine#Food

I doubt eating large doses of carnitine is a way to lose weight. Avoidance of processed foods is the only way.

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