Another ingredient in our IVs or as an injection is L-carnitine. It is an amino acid derivative that plays a important job in the body’s energy production process. When given via injection or IV, L-carnitine can be beneficial in supporting various health conditions such as heart and circulatory issues, enhance athletic performance, weight loss, and increasing wellness. Before you go wasting your money on fad diets and pills, we suggest that you try L-carnitine. It is naturally occurring and safe plus it can help you burn fat, increase your energy, and get the maximum benefit out of your workouts.
L-carnitine is usually known as an amino acid, but it is essentially more of a vitamin-like substance that has numerous responsibilities in the body. It is made from two essential amino acids of methionine and lysine and is formed in your liver and kidneys. L-carnitine has been known to be prescribed as a supplement to aid with heart conditions, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, kidney insufficiency, macular disease, HIV/AIDS, and other health conditions.
When it comes to energy production, carnitine helps to transport the long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be used as fuel in metabolic processes. The amnio acid can aid in the detox of toxic compounds out of the cell and prevent accumulation of toxins. Insufficient carnitine can lead to problems in the liver, heart, and muscles. Normally, the body makes enough carnitine but there are some people that have genetic or medical conditions that inhibit their bodies from absorbing the needed amount. When this happens then oral, IV, or injected supplementation is necessary.
L-Carnitine Injection Benefits
Possible Side Effects and Contraindications
Carnitine should not be taken by people taking the antibiotic pivampicillin which is used to treat urinary tract infections. But this type of antibiotic does increase the excretion of carnitine and it can lead to depleted levels of carnitine. Additionally, carnitine interacts with seizure medications such as valproic acid, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or carbamazepine.
Occasionally some people may experience nausea, vomiting, stuffy nose, diarrhea, insomnia, restlessness, body odor, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and fever.
When it comes to weight loss, it is important to note that carnitine will not help you burn fat or lose weight if you don’t it along with a healthy diet and exercise routine. If you already have an established healthy routine, but just can’t shed pounds, L-carnitine lipotropic injections might help increase the work you’re already doing.