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May 20, 2024 | 2 minute read


Vita Carnitine

SKU: 730060

Vita Carnitine has been shown to stimulate the use of fat for fuel and boost metabolism, making it essential to energy generation in the body.

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Clinical Applications

  • Improves Cellular Energy Production
  • Stimulates Fat Utilization and Boosts Metabolism
  • Promotes Cardiovascular Health
  • Supports Post-Training Muscle Recovery

Produced in the body from L-lysine and L-methionine, the synthesis of L-carnitine requires optimal amounts of other key nutrients including niacin, pyridoxine, vitamin C and iron for synthesis. Following production, Vita Carnitine is transported to the cardiac and skeletal muscle, where 98% of total body L-carnitine is stored. The heart and skeletal muscles, as well as many other tissues, depend on fatty acid oxidation as a source of energy. Vita Carnitine is an essential nutrient required for the transportation of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix. Within the mitochondria of each cell, a metabolic process called beta-oxidation occurs, resulting in the production of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Vita Carnitine also aids in the transport of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids out of the mitochondria and aids in the liberation of coenzyme A, an important component of ATP. Vita Carnitine is an amino acid essential for the transport of fatty acids into the cell mitochondria. Research has shown that Vita Carnitine stimulates the use of fat for fuel and boosts metabolism, which plays a key role in weight management. Vita Carnitine has also been found to support cardiovascular health and to increase aerobic capacity during exercise. The Vita Carnitine formulation provides 500 mg of Vita Carnitine per capsule, now delivered using quick-release, fast-absorbing Licaps® Technology. The Licaps® capsule shell matrix seals and protects the nutrient inside with a nitrogen bubble, ensuring maximum freshness. The thin shell dissolves rapidly, releasing a liquid formulation that speeds nutrient absorption. These cutting-edge advancements in capsule filling, sealing and nutrient delivery ensure therapeutic potency and efficacy.

Suggested Use: 1 capsule three times per day or as recommended by your health care professional.

Supplement Facts

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Some individuals require supplemental Vita Carnitine to maintain normal metabolism. In addition, Vita Carnitine requirements vary under certain conditions. For example, L-carnitine is removed from the circulation during hemodialysis. Impaired L-carnitine synthesis by the kidneys may also contribute to the potential for carnitine deficiency in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Vita Carnitine in hemodialysis patients for the prevention and treatment of L-carnitine deficiency. Additionally, certain medications including anticonvulsants and nucleoside analogues used in the treatment of HIV infection, may produce a secondary L-carnitine deficiency. Pivalic acid-containing antibiotics may also produce a secondary L-carnitine deficiency, as may certain chemotherapy agents.

Muscle Recovery

A double-blind, placebo, crossover study found that 2 g of Vita Carnitine had positive effects and significantly attenuated markers of purine metabolism, free radical formation, muscle tissue disruption, and muscle soreness after physical exertion. A randomized, placebo-controlled study suggested Vita Carnitine can improve exercise tolerance and muscle strength while decreasing lactic production.

Energy Production and Metabolism

Vita Carnitine is known to play a central role in metabolism, specifically in the production of energy from fatty acids. Dietary L-carnitine supplementation has been shown to have a metabolic effect, facilitating fatty acid oxidation in overweight animals undergoing rapid weight loss.

Cardiovascular Health

Administration of Vita Carnitine has been shown to support the health of myocardial tissues in a number of experimental model systems and to improve cardiovascular wellness.

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