The Benefits of L-Carnitine for Energy

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: General Health
Last Reviewed 03/26/2014

For the full benefits of L-carnitine, you can reduce fatigue with a l-carnitine supplement of just two grams a day. 

The Benefits of L-Carnitine for Energy Transcript

This is Julian Whitaker, M.D., with a Whitaker Wellness Tip.

Now, do you need a little pep in your step? L-carnitine may be the answer.

Researchers recently found that centenarians who took two grams of supplemental L-carnitine every day for six months reported significantly less physical, mental and overall fatigue. They also had markedly lower cholesterol levels, more muscle, less fat and they even scored higher on tests of mental function. No changes were reported in the placebo group.

Now, you don't have to be over the age of 100 to benefit from L-carnitine. This supplement also works wonders for patients with cardiovascular problems, it helps restore sensation in people with neuropathy, and is even reported to improve sexual function in men. You can find L-carnitine in your health store. The recommended dose is 500 to 2,000 mg per day.

This is Julian Whitaker, M.D., assisting you in your personal quest for optimal health.

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