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Carnitine: what it is and what used for

Carnitine: what it is and what used for

Carnitine is the compound responsible for the transport of long-chain fatty acids in the cellular units of energy production: the mitochondria. Since carnitine can be synthesized from the essential amino acid lysine, many nutritionists and researchers believe that it should not be considered a vitamin. For others, however, it is. But let's see what it is and what are the consequences of its deficiency.
Author: IAFdaily Staff
March 08, 2021