(Effective= 10/10) (Can be Effective 9/10) (Insufficient Evidence 8/10)
- L-carnitine deficiency (That can also be caused by exercise) (10/10)
- Serious kidney disease (10/10)
- Athletic performance /Fat loss (9/10)
- Acne (8/10)
- Age-related fatigue (9/10)
- Hair loss (androgenic alopecia) (8/10)
- Chest pain (angina) (9/10)
- Heart failure (9/10)
- Male infertility (9/10)
How does it work?
L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of using L-carnitine if you are pregnant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Taking L-carnitine is POSSIBLY SAFE in breast-feeding women when taken by mouth in the amounts recommended. Small amounts of L-carnitine have been given to infants in breast milk and formula with no reported side effects. The effects of large amounts taken by a breast-feeding mother are unknown.
Children: L-carnitine is POSSIBLY SAFE when used appropriately by mouth or intravenously (by IV), short-term. It has been used safely by mouth for up to 6 months.
Under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism): Taking L-carnitine might make symptoms of hypothyroidism worse.
Seizures: L-carnitine seems to make seizures more likely in people who have had seizures before. If you have had a seizure, do not use L-carnitine.
Be cautious with this combination!
- Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) interacts with L-CARNITINEAcenocoumarol (Sintrom) is used to slow blood clotting. L-carnitine might increase the effectiveness of acenocoumarol (Sintrom). Increasing the effectiveness of acenocoumarol (Sintrom) might slow blood clotting too much. The dose of your acenocoumarol (Sintrom) might need to be changed.
- Thyroid hormone interacts with L-CARNITINEL-carnitine seems to decrease how well thyroid hormone works in the body. Taking L-carnitine with thyroid hormone might decrease the effectiveness of the thyroid hormone.
- Warfarin (Coumadin) interacts with L-CARNITINEWarfarin (Coumadin) is used to slow blood clotting. L-carnitine might increase the effects of warfarin (Coumadin) and increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Be sure to have your blood checked regularly. The dose of your warfarin (Coumadin) might need to be changed.
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