Does taking L-carnitine cause any side effects?

Bringt die Einnahme von L-Carnitin Nebenwirkungen mit sich?

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1. does the intake of L-carnitine cause side effects?

Many people wonder whether side effects can occur when taking L-carnitine. If the human organism takes in a little too much L-carnitine, the excess can be excreted through the urine. The body only uses the amounts it really needs. A small excess can prevent muscle damage and increase the content in the muscle. However, if the human body receives a large amount of L-Carnitine too much, unwanted side effects can occur. In most cases, these include diarrhea. If L-Carnitine is taken in very high doses over a long period of time, L-Carnitine can damage the heart and arteries. For this reason, one should always pay attention to the exact dose.

    2) What are good L-Carnitine suppliers?

    L-carnitine has a very good bioavailability. As a rule, the human body absorbs L-carnitine from food and then utilizes it. In terms of quantity, it is mostly stored in the heart and skeletal muscles. To ensure that you always have an adequate supply of L-carnitine, you should eat a balanced and healthy diet. Good L-carnitine suppliers are animal foods such as beef and pork. Beef contains 70mg of L-carnitine per 100g, while pork contains 30mg per 100g. Plant foods can also be very good sources of L-carnitine. Chanterelles contain 13 mg of L-carnitine per 100g.

    3) What are the functions of L-carnitine in the human organism?

    • Conversion of fat into energy
    • Supply of brain cells with energy
    • Protection of muscles from cell death
    • Strengthening of the immune system
    • Reduction of the heart rate
    • Increasing endurance performance

    4. L-Carnitine in the form of food supplements

    Many athletes turn to L-carnitine in supplement form when training. L-carnitine can help one to effectively support and boost fat burning. Furthermore, L-Carnitine can positively counteract fatigue and stress. L-Carnitine is available in the form of capsules, tablets, drinking ampoules, L-Carnitine bars or as pure powder. L-carnitine powder can be used in many ways. It can be used in smoothies, juices or protein shakes. The powder is especially suitable for those people who cannot swallow capsules or tablets. In many cases, L-Carnitine tablets are sold in local pharmacies, drug stores, gyms and supermarkets. However, in many cases, these are produced with artificial additives or manufactured overseas. L-carnitine capsules, on the other hand, usually contain the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can be produced without fillers. It is also important that the L-carnitine preparation is produced in Germany to ensure a consistently high quality.

    L-Carnitin Kapseln von Vitamineule

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    5. conclusion: Does the intake of L-Carnitine bring side effects with it?

    Taking L-Carnitine does not bring any side effects. Only an excess of L-Carnitine is not good for the human organism. Then undesirable side effects such as diarrhea and damage to the arteries can occur. L-carnitine should be taken through a healthy and balanced diet. Alternatively, L-carnitine can be supplemented in the form of dietary supplements.

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