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Just wondering where everyone is getting their L-Carnitine...

I have been getting it from the local drug store, but have had to go to different ones, as sometimes one store would have some but the next week they either wouldn't have any, or have a different brand.

I have only done research on CoQ10 sources and have been getting mine from Epic4Health. I've noticed that they also sell L-Carnitine. I wonder if that is also a good known source of it, and should I consider purchasing it through them when I order my CoQ10. When I lived in Texas my GP prescribed levocarnitine through a pharmacy and I got pills in a script bottle from a pharmaceutical company. I tried to get my neuro do do that the other day, but since she is completely unwilling to participate I figure I need to find a source that I can get consistently and with confidence. I don't like having a different brand every month, or having to go to the other drug store bc I couldn't find it again in the same one I bought it in last time.

So, has anyone ever purchased L-Carnitine online? Specifically through Epic4Health?

And does anyone have any info on where they think the best source of L-Carnitine would come from?

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34 year old veterinarian. Adult onset at 25. Some recent flare ups but working through it! Breathe, stretch, relax.
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We did research on the purest sources for LCarnitine and I have completely forgotten the details.  One was Swiss, the other maybe Italian.  But Epic4health is a reputable source and I would not hesitate to order from them.  You could find out more by calling and speaking with Mike (I think that is the guy we talk to about the product line).  They have been great.


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Thank you Ginny. I just ordered these from Epic4Health. I think I read that Tischon makes these.

Carnispan Timed Release L-Carnitine Fumarate (mg 60 Tablets)

New Carnispan® from Tishcon Corp. is a high-dose L-Carnitine dietary supplement that delivers mg of elemental carnitine in a Timed Release formulation specifically designed to spread the benefits of Carnitine over a longer period of time. Carnispan® is 100% vegetarian.Suggested adult dosage is onemg tablet with a meal up to twice per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

L-Carnitine Fumarate is a stable form of L-Carnitine. Each serving size of 1 tablet provides  mg of L-Carnitine Fumarate which delivers  mg of elemental Carnitine.

L-Carnitine has important metabolic functions and is believed to perform crucial roles in cardiovascular metabolism, exercise performance, weight control, maternal and infant nutrition and more.

L-Carnitine plays a very important role in fat metabolism. It is essential for transporting long-chain fatty acid molecules (acylCoA) from the cytosol into the mitochondria of cells in the form of acylcarnitine. The aylcarnitine is then shuttled across the inner mitochondrlal membrane where it is reconjugated to form acylCoA. The free carnitine molecule is then shuttled back to pick up another acyl moiety. This specialized transport mechanism which is tightly regulated is known as the "carnitine shuttle". Thus carnitine supplies the necessary fuel for oxidation in the electron transport chain to produce vital biological energy as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Carnitine is also involved in the formation of acylcarnitine from activated short-chain fatty acids (acylCoA) and thus protect against the accumulation of acylCoA that may be deleterious to the cell. Carnitine has also been shown to augment the aerobic metabolism of carbohydrates and enhance oxidative phosphorylation (Schonekess et al, 1995).

Recent research indicates that carnitine also functions as a metabolic antioxidant. There is evidence to show that carnitine can counter the adverse effects of increased free radical production observed in a number of pathologic conditions. In addition to scavenging free radicals, carnitine can also chelate iron.

One of my Q's to Dr. Boles will be about choosing the right supplement and source, so hopefully he can weigh in on if this was a good choice or not. I wasn't sure about the time released vs. regular, or the fumarate addition, but this one seemed to pack more punch, and I know that too little dosage can be a factor, so I went with this one.

Thoghts anyone?

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When I bought it for my daughter (with Down syndrome) I bought ALCAR brand of Acetyl L Carnitine in bulk, and I bought a Capsule Connection capsule maker n make my own (also capsulise the Sodium Ascorbate form of Vit. C, her Nutrivene-D supp for people with DS, and also the Piracetam for her).  
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For CVS, due to the Mito, we feel that LCarnitine is better or that is the last I know of with the research.   Other conditions it might be totally different but for mito there might be interference from the acetyl.
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