Human bodies naturally produce L-Carnitine from amino acids. It is a source of energy as it increases the use of fatty acids within your body. Once transported into the mitochondria, the fatty acids are burned, releasing energy allowing our bodies to function from day to day.
As L-Carnitine is naturally found in breast milk, infant formulas are protected with the same levels evident. This nutrient turn fats into energy thus promoting weight gain. Premature, low birth-weight infants and children who suffer from epilepsy who have received oral L-Carnitine supplementation have restored their plasma Carnitine levels.
L-Carnitine can be found in:
- Breast Milk
- Dairy Products
- Red Meat (lamb)