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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