Natural energy booster
Carnitine is termed a conditionally essential nutrient, as under certain conditions its requirements may exceed the individual’s capacity to synthetize it.
Carnitine mediates the transport of medium/long-chain fatty acids across mitochondrial membranes, facilitating their oxidation with subsequent energy production; in addition, it facilitates the transport of intermediate toxic compounds out of the mitochondria preventing their accumulation. This nutrient has been studied extensively because it is important to energy production and is a well-tolerated and generally safe therapeutic agent.
Some athletes take carnitine to improve the body performance. Carnitine is also available over-the-counter as a dietary supplement, as an aid to weight loss, to improve exercise performance, and to enhance a sense of well-being. In this dietary supplement is in synergy with Vitamin B6 whose primary role is acting as a coenzyme to many other enzymes in the body that are involved predominantly in metabolism.