Your Questions About Carnitine

September 28, 2012
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Chris asks…

Which is the most effective to help metabolize the fat (into energy),L-Carnitine or a-lipolic?

I want to take a dietary supplement but i dont know which one is the most effective.Dietary Supplement with L-Carnitine or Lipolic Q10? or some goodway to help metabolize the fat.(coz im busy to my job no time to exercise or workout)

admin answers:

From what I get the only thing is exercises, Ask the Dr. If there is anything, I would like it too.==

Mary asks…

What does the “L” stand for in L-carnitine and L-tryptophan?

These are naturally occurring chemicals in nature but also can be produced. Which is what I think the L stands for, Im just not sure. I have also seen D-carnitine, which is banned in the US apparently.

admin answers:

It goes to the concept of stereoisomerism: Stereoisomers are isomeric molecules that have the same molecular formula and sequence of bonded atoms (constitution), but which differ only in the three-dimensional orientations of their atoms in space.

One form of an isomer may bend polarized light to the right, and is labeled the D- form (D for dextro-, Latin root for right). The other isomer bends polarized light to the left, and is labeled L (Levo- or left).
Many such stereoisomers are biologically active in only one form, usually the L- isomer, such as L-DOPA.

Of interest historically, Louis Pasteur was the first to describe this, but he became involved in other matters.

David asks…

Is it safe for me to go over the recommended dose of triple strength l-carnitine?

I was thinking about taking 2 tablespoons a day, instead of one. What would this do?

admin answers:

No, you should not do that.

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