L-Carnitine is used for chest pain, congestive heart failure, heart complications of a disease called diphtheria, heart attack, leg pain caused by circulation problems (intermittent claudication), and high cholesterol.
How it works
L-Carnitine is a carrier molecule in the transport of long chain fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane. It also exports acyl groups from subcellular organelles and from cells to urine before they accumulate to toxic concentrations. Only the L isomer of carnitine (sometimes called vitamin BT) affects lipid metabolism.
Common side effects
Nausea, heartburn, vomiting, stomach upset, and seizures., diarrhea