NOW Foods L-Carnitine 500mg

60 capsules
NOW Foods L-Carnitine 500mg

L-Carnitine is an amino acid (building block of protein) that facilitates the transfer of fats to the mitochondria of cells where it is converted to useful energy. L-carnitine is synthesised in the kidneys and liver and is stored in the brain, heart, muscles, and sperm. L-Carnitine supplements are popular for  helping with weight control and can help supply the body with healthy energy levels for well being.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

L-Carnitine (Carnipure) (from L-Carnitine Tartrate)

500 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), cellulose powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily with or without food.


L-Carnitine can help facilitate transport of fatty acids to the mitochondria of cells where it is converted to cellular energy. Its aim ie to ensure that there is enough energy for the cells to use for all cellular activities. This process is the major source of energy of major organs like the brain and the heart. Skeletal muscles also depend on the energy produced by the cells for movement and to sustain body building activities of athletes and body builders. Effective fatty acid transfer prevent accumulation of fats to organs like the blood vessels, that may clog blood flow and cause insufficiency of blood supply to vital organs. Fat deposits can cause hardening of the arteries and may compromise the pliability of these blood vessels. By promoting fat metabolism, L-carnitine can make fatty acids as useful as possible and inhibits them from distributing into different areas prone to fat deposits like the arms, abdomen, and legs to maintain a healthy body shape. L-carnitine supplements can also help enhance the antioxidant actions of Vitamins C and E.

In terms of chemical structure, L-carnitine is similar to the amino acids and is basically the reason why it belongs to this group of substances. However, L-carnitine is related to the B complex vitamins. This amino acid is naturally found in red meat and other animal foods. L-carnitine is produced from the combination of Vitamin B1 and B6, Vitamin C, niacin, methionine, lysine, and iron. All L-carnitine benefits are due to its ability to transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, the energy producing structures in cells. In this cellular structure, the fatty acids are converted to useful energy the cells can use. Brain cells, muscle cells, cells in the heart, and sperm cells are those that can usually use this converted energy to sustain their important functions. With effective fat use, L-carnitine can help prevent fat build ups in the liver, heart, blood vessels, and skeletal muscles.