What is Carnitor (Levocarnitine) used for?
Carnitor-500 (Levocarnitine) is an amino acid, which is very popular among nutritionists and sport supplement sellers, as long as it allows the body to get rid of the excess of fat or, on the opposite, to gain fat (which applies to those patients, whose body is in the stage of exhaustion). Another name of this amino acid is vitamin B11 or BT. It has good anabolic effects, promotes better oxygen supply to the cells, affects the accumulation of iodine in thyroid, and accelerate the tissue regeneration process.
Levocarnitine is generated in human body (in liver and kidneys) from methionine and lysine. Its supply to the tissues can be arranged via food supplements and certain foods. Athletes actively use Levocarnitine during their workouts. It increases endurance during exercise, saturates muscles with energy and is not harmful.
Carnitor (Levocarnitine) can be actively used by those who're taking a dieting course, as well as by athletes to increase performance efficiency and professional results improvement. It can be used by people with the amino acids deficiency with the prescription: by elderly patients to increase mental alertness and to slow down brain aging, and by patients with myocardium diseases. Usually, pregnant women, breast feeding mothers, young and premature babies also need amino acids. It is often prescribed as part of the combination therapy.
How should I use Carnitor (Levocarnitine)?
Carnitor (Levocarnitine) is taken by mouth. It is not recommended to chew or crash the tablets; they should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. The duration of treatment and dosage are defined by the physician based on the patient's overall condition.
Normally, adults take 200-500mg of Carnitor (Levocarnitine) 2-3 times daily. The dosage for athletes is 500-2,500mg before the training. It is recommended to take it in cycles, based on the physician's recommendations. Long-term administration (exceeding 6 months) is unadvisable.
What are the side effects of Carnitor (Levocarnitine)?
Carnitor (Levocarnitine), like any other amino acid, may cause little to no side effects. In very rare cases, some patients developed allergic reactions and digestive disorders. Carnitor (Levocarnitine), however, may cause muscle weakness, abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea in patients with uremia. In very rare cases, the body may have a specific scent after Carnitor (Levocarnitine) administration.
The acid doesn't have any negative effect on the body; however the patients with certain types of disorders should avoid taking Carnitor (Levocarnitine) without the prior consultation with the physician. Such conditions include: