Appearance: White powder
Melting Point: 210 – 212 ° C
Solubility: 2500 g/L (20 ° C)
Alpha:-31 º (c=10, H2O)
Storage Temperature: 2-8°C
Refractive index: -32 ° (C=1, H2O)
|Appearance||White Crystalline Powder||White Crystalline Powder|
|Identification||IR & NMR spectrum||IR & NMR spectrum|
|Specific Rotation||(-)9.5° ~ (-)11.0°||(-)10.4°|
|PH||3.0 ~ 4.5||3.5|
|Loss On Drying||0.5%max||0.10%|
|Residue on ignition||0.50% max||0.20%|
|Heavy Metals(As Pb)||10ppm max||Complies|
|Total Plate Count||1000cfu/gm||Complies|
L-carnitine occurrs mainly in red meat (beef, lamb), in small amounts also in white meat (chicken, turkey).Only very small quantities are found in vegetarian foods. Vegetarians and Vegans thus usually have very low L-carnitine levels.It is most sensible as a food supplement for people, who are mentally and physically very active, on a diet or vegetarians.
Benefit of L-Carnitine:
Most important properties:
It is the transport molecule for fatty acids
It can improve the process of burning fat, and it can help you lose weight
It can allow better energy release (which is recommended in order to meet cognitive performance requirements)
It improves recovery after sports
There is some evidence to suggest that L-carnitine can improve erectile function and sperm production (however, the results of studies on L-Arginine are more convincing).
How to Take L-carnitine:
The standard dose for L-carnitine is between 500-2,000mg.
There are various forms of carnitine supplementation available. Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is used for cognitive enhancement. L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT) is typically used for physical performance and power output. Glycine Propionyl L-Carnitine (GPLC) is used to alleviate intermittent claudication and blood flow issues.
300 mg – 500 mg when normally fatigued
750 mg bis 2,000 mg during fat loss
1,500 mg – 3,000 mg to improve the erection.
L-carnitine is supplemented daily.
The equivalent dosage range for other forms of L-carnitine are as follows: 630-2,500mg (ALCAR), 1,000-4,000mg (LCLT) and 1,000-4,000mg (GPLC).