L-Carnitine (Tartrate 660mg) 500+ CoQ10 50mg 60V's
L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is primarily known for its ability to turn fat into energy. Long chain fatty acids are carried via L-Carnitine to cellular mitochondria, where they are burned to create energy. These mitochondria are responsible for most of the energy production of each cell. Generally speaking, L-Carnitine plays a large role in things like exercise, heart health, weight control, neurological health and infant nutrition.
We produce small amounts of L-Carnitine on our own each day. Greater amounts of L-Carnitine are present in the heart and skeletal muscle. The best place to find L-Carnitine, however, is in the liver and kidneys. In total, adults have about 20 grams of L-Carnitine stored. Consequently, these stores are depleted as L-Carnitine leaves the body through urination. To replenish the bodyâ€™s supply of L-Carnitine, diet and supplementation are vital.
A coenzyme helps the performance of an enzyme. An enzyme is a protein that acts as an accelerator for natural chemical reactions within the body. Cells use coenzyme Q10 to feed cellsâ€™ mitochondria. Coenzyme Q10 is also used by the body as an endogenous antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, which are highly reactive chemicals capable of damaging important cellular components like DNA and lipids. Coenzyme Q10 is found throughout body tissues, but it is most concentrated in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. The lowest amounts are found in the lungs. The amount of coenzyme Q10 present in body tissues decreases with age.
Original interest in creating a Carnitine/Coenzyme Q10 combination stemmed from a desire to support the mitochondria found in the heart. In endothelial cells, mitochondrial damage is an underlying cause of atherosclerosis. In fact, the factors that are widely recognized as being â€śred flagsâ€ť for heart diseaseâ€”smoking, obesity, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglyceridesâ€”all cause mitochondrial damage. A study conducted in 2010 found that those suffering from heart failure had 40% less mitochondrial DNA and 25-80% fewer mitochondrial DNA-encoded proteins than those with normal hearts. Coenzyme Q10 has been shown to protect the heart and stimulate the immune system. Therefore, nutrients that support mitochondrial function in the heart, such as L-Carnitine and Coenzyme Q10, are an ideal way to strengthen the heart.
However, this combination can also help brain cell function. If these mitochondria are not functioning properly, one becomes susceptible to many diseases, including Alzheimerâ€™s, Parkinsonâ€™s, and Huntingtonâ€™s. In fact, mitochondrial health plays a vital role in healthy aging in general.
As we age, our mitochondria slow down, which leads to more free radicals and eventual mitochondrial mutations. Mutated mitochondria hinder apoptosis, the process by which â€śbad cellsâ€ť are eliminated. If the mitochondria are restored, they can go back to the task of killing off dangerous cells. Analogs of coenzyme Q10 have been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells both in vitro and transplanted into rats and mice. Melanoma and breast cancer specifically were positively affected by CoQ10.
Type 2 Diabetes
A study found that some diabeticsâ€™ children, who were resistant to insulin, demonstrated 38% less mitochondrial density than children of non-diabetics. The study concluded that heredity mitochondrial dysfunction could be a contributor to type 2 diabetes.
Use Life Choiceâ„˘ L-Carnitine/CoQ10 combo to keep your mitochondria in magnificent shape!
Helps to maintain and/or support cardiovascular health.
Helps reduce oxidized LDL-cholesterol levels in men and women.
Helps reduce circulating LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels in men and women.
Enhances exercise performance by facilitating glycogen storage during low intensity aerobic exercise.
Enhances exercise performance by balancing fuel utilization during high intensity aerobic exercise.
An antioxidant for the maintenance of good health.
Recommended (Oral) Dosage as per Health Canada Label Claims--Adults: Take 2 capsules, 3 times daily, on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care practitioner. Duration of use: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.