Carnitine, derived from an amino acid is found in nearly all organisms and animal tissue. L-Carnitine is present in food such as meat, poultry, fish and milk.
Some individuals with genetic or medical disorders (such as preterm infants) cannot make enough, so this makes carnitine a conditionally essential nutrient for them.
The body synthesises carnitine for energy by acting as a transporter of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria. Carnitine is essential for brain support and works as an antioxidant protecting against age related degeneration.
L-carnitine is in crystal form, highly soluble and suitable for use in dietary supplement tablets, capsules or powders.