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Your Questions About Carnitine

December 6, 2012
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Susan asks…

Are there long term effects of supplementing glutamine or BCAA or Carnitine?

I’ve recently started taking L-Glutamine and Branched Chain Amino Acids for weight lifting and working out. I’ll also be getting into carnitine when I start cutting down.

My question is, are there any long term side effects for these three supplements? And will there be defficiencies when I decide to stop supplementing (as the body will no longer produce, because it’s been supplemented for so long)? And this brings me to another question (I’ve asked in diet/fitness category also), do you need to cycle any of these supplements?

And please, I would like to know facts and not just opinions. Thanks in advance!

admin answers:

Side effects? No, they’re just amino acids.

Simply put, Amino Acids are broken down from proteins, so you will have those in your system no matter what if you have a good and balanced diet.

Those all work perfectly fine together. In fact, L-Carnitine is most commonly found in broken down proteins with L-Glutamine (among 16-18 other Amino Acids), not to mention that they are both separated in Protein Powders.

All of them are perfectly healthy for you to take, and it’s actually better to have a little bit of them in your diet from some source.

Charles asks…

Is it safe to take L-Carnitine to help lose weight if im on a prescripted medicine which is accutane?

I wanna lose weight and the guys from gnc recommended LCarnitine since im sensitive to caffeine but they say take 1 capsule in the morning which is the same time i have to take my accutane medicine for my mild acne. I was just wondering if it is safe to mix the two together? seeing as carnitine is just an amino acid thin?? Help?

admin answers:

Yes, L-Carnitine is an amino acid and an essential building block of protein. It also has various positive side-affects other than weight loss assistance.

Sandy asks…

Is it safe to take L-Carnitine to help lose weight if im on a prescripted medicine which is accutane?

I wanna lose weight and the guys from gnc recommended LCarnitine since im sensitive to caffeine but they say take 1 capsule in the morning which is the same time i have to take my accutane medicine for my mild acne. I was just wondering if it is safe to mix the two together? seeing as carnitine is just an amino acid thin?? Help?

admin answers:

Im erma”s,daughter, i have a chronic illness , I LIVE HAPPY i have lost 49lbs in a year to date period i would not take any meds to lose weight please accept my answer and be patient with it, drink plenty of water, clean your bowels with a mild laxative, gentle to your needs you already have. Do the laxative once a week for a month. Find you a healthy food diet plan or make your own and stick with all the foods you love in moderation please eat fruits vegtables whole grain foods. ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE TREMENDOUSLY AND TAKE YOUR TIME LOSING WEIGHT, FEEL GREAT ABOUT YOU AND YOURSELF, USE YOUR INNER BEAUTY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND YOU WILL BE A SUCESS IN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS I TAKE TIME FOR ALL THESE THINGS WHEN YOU FIND THEM YOU WILL DO IT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT GOING THE HEALTHY WAY ,YOUR MIND IS YOUR STRENGTH NOT SOME PILL. GOD BLESS YOU

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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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Your Questions About Carnitine

November 18, 2012
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Linda asks…

What is Taurine, Ginseng, L – Carnitine, things that are in energy drinks like monster??!?

What are these things in the drink and what do they do to the body, things like Panax Ginseng, Niacin, Riboflavin, everything in an energy drink and what are the effects?

admin answers:

I have never checked into the others but i do know that Ginseng is supposed to be good for you and gives you energy

Lisa asks…

Can I take L-Carnitine while doing the Master Cleanse?

Every year in January I do the Master Cleanse to start of the year right. The one draw back each year is I lose a decent amount of weight in muscle. I was just wondering if it would be okay if I took L-Carnitine to help prevent that from happening quite so much. Would this disrupt the cleanse? Thank you.

admin answers:

Our bodies contain the #1 tools essential to cleanse and detox. A liver and a pair of kidneys.
The only and easiest way to cleanse and detox is to stop putting all the chemicals, additives and concentrates from a diet of processed and refined foods in our daily diet.
Most drugs, alcohol, and food chemicals exit the body through normal processing and filtering by the liver and kidneys over a period of 3 to 4 days.
A healthy diet of whole fresh foods is the key to “cleansing” and “detoxing”.
There is no miracle diet or product that will accelerate the process.
Our bodies are designed starting with the teeth to consume whole solid foods. The stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines, and colon are all designed to work with solid foods, not highly concentrated juices. That is why we have teeth instead of blender blades in our mouths.
Both soluble and insoluble fiber are part of a healthy diet. Juicing substantially reduces the value and effectiveness of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber keeps the nutrients and toxic cellular waste dumped back into the lower small intestine moving through the digestive tract. This reduces the amount of time waste spends in the body and lowers toxicity.
While juicing concentrates nutrients, it also concentrates natural sugars in fruits. Liquids are absorbed much quicker in the small intestines resulting in spiking of blood sugar and insulin levels in the blood.
WIthout complex carbohydrates and large insoluble fibers in the digestive system to extend and slow the absorption process, insulin spikes occur too often. A simple example is giving a diabetic with low blood sugar a glass of juice. It enters the bloodstream quickly. Constant insulin spikes increase appetite stimulation. So you can end up drinking even more juice. The problem with any fast or cleanse is things will change when it ends.
A healthy life diet of whole fresh foods including lean meats, eggs, fish, dairy, whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables are the keys to health, proper weight, and overall wellness. Avoid as much processed and refined food as possible.
Long I know but it is important to point out the change to a clean diet is the key yet we readily give the credit to the pill, potion, diet pill, detox, cleanse, or fad diet.
Good luck and good health.

Richard asks…

Can you tell me about CoQ10 and L Carnitine?

Also where can I find them online to purchase.

admin answers:

Co Q10 is naturally made in your body but it is good to take as a supplement cause our bodies often do not produce enough.
If you take cholestrol, heart or blood medicine it is something you really need to take it because the statins in the cholestrol meds deplete it and you end up dying from lack of CoQ10.

Http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coenzyme-q10/NS_patient-coenzymeq10

http://www.spacedoc.net/statins_CoQ10.htm

Carnitine is an amino acid
it is especially good to take if you do training and/or sports

http://www.risingstarlc.com/carnitine.htm

You can buy them many places but try and find a good quality that is not synthetic.

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Your Questions About Carnitine

November 14, 2012
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Lizzie asks…

I want to find a good L-carnitine and caffeine drink?

Can anyone recommend, these are in the family “fat burning stack” for faster fat burning efficiency while working out. I would like to find a drink that doesn’t have too much other ingredients in there? Should I just drink coffee and supplement with L-Carnitine? Thanks

admin answers:

Check out the fat burning section in this site also gnc has a drink called frs its pretty good a pick me up www.bodybuilding.com

George asks…

Have you had any luck with l-Carnitine supplements in burning fat?

I’m wondering if it’s all in my head — placebo effect. Seem to have more energy during the day.

admin answers:

No, they are junk

Sandy asks…

Does l carnitine make you lose weight?

I started taking l carnitine for energy and here recently ive been losing weight. I do exercise but i always have and my weight has been very stable. Since i startef taking l canitine ive lost weight. Do my. Question is doed l caritine cause weight loss?

admin answers:

Known to cause minor weight loss

Hope this helps!

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Your Questions About Carnitine

October 30, 2012
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George asks…

Does anyone know how Carnitine Acyltransferases work and where they are in the cell?

admin answers:

Fatty acids must be activated before they can be carried into the mitochondria, where fatty acid oxidation occurs. This process occurs in two steps. Once activated, the acyl CoA is transported into the mitochondrial matrix. This occurs via a series of similar steps:

Acyl CoA is conjugated to carnitine by carnitine acyltransferase (palmitoyltransferase) I located on the outer mitochondrial membrane
Acyl carnitine is shuttled inside by a translocase
Acyl carnitine is converted to acyl CoA by carnitine acyltransferase (palmitoyltransferase) II located on the inner mitochondrial membrane
It is important to note that carnitine acyltransferase I undergoes allosteric inhibition as a result of malonyl CoA, an intermediate in fatty acid biosynthesis, in order to prevent futile cycling between beta-oxidation and fatty acid synthesis.

Donald asks…

How does L-Carnitine work in my body?

I’m 5′ 4” and i weigh 110. i want to lose some fat because it’s really bothering me. I’ve been taking 1g of L-Carnitine everyday and i was wondering if it would do anything at all?
I don’t have a regular excersise routine yet but i will be running cross country every morning starting next week.
i think i eat too much food as well..
i need help curbing my appetite ):

Help me pleaseee

admin answers:

L-Carnitine is one of the amino acids, and the body uses it to turn fat into energy. This is also come as pills too. If you want to take it, I suggest you take it before you go running.

William asks…

What is the difference between L-Carnitine and L-Glutamine?, and can u take them together?

Im feeling really tired from my new workout program and want both a energy supplement and a fat loss supplement.

admin answers:

It’s all simple sugars by the time your gut digests them. You might as well eat a cake. The claims of these ‘supplement’ makers are farcical.

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