Levocarnitine is indicated for treatment of primary systemic carnitine deficiency, a genetic impairment of normal biosynthesis or utilization of levocarnitine from dietary sources or for the treatment of secondary carnitine deficiency resulting from an inborn error of metabolism.
Deficiency of levocarnitine may lead to elevated triglyceride and free fatty acid concentrations, reduced ketogenesis, and lipid infiltration of liver and muscle. Severe, chronic deficiency may lead to hypoglycemia, life-threatening acidosis, progressive myasthenia, hypotonia, lethargy, hepatomegaly, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatic coma, cardiomegaly, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrest, muscle weakness and failure to thrive, neurologic disturbances, and impaired infant growth and development
Levocarnitine is necessary for normal mammalian fat utilization and energy metabolism. It facilitates entry of long-chain fatty acids into cellular mitochondria, where they are used during oxidation and energy production. 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 B T) affects lipid metabolism. The “vitamin B T" form actually contains D,L-carnitine, which competitively inhibits levocarnitine and can cause deficiency
Dosage of l-carntine is 1140–1190 micromoles per L (20 mg per kg dose, three times weekly)
The recommended l-carnitine weight loss dosage is 1000mg to 3000mg. However, it is better to stick to the lower end of the dosage spectrum, especially if you are sensitive to stimulants. L-carnitine stimulates the nervous system and boosts energy levels much like caffeine and hence it is advisable to take the l-carnitine before 4pm
Take l-carnitine along with following a good exercise program and healthy diet and see your body fat melt off easily. Apart from increase in metabolism, one advantage of l-carnitine weight loss pills is the boost in energy levels. You will have more energy for exercise or any physical activity. There are also other options for increasing your energy levels such as using b12 injections for weight loss. These injections are usually combined with lipotropic ingredient such as Methionine+Choline+Inositol to increase fat burning in specific areas such as the stomach and inner thighs.
Another popular option for faster weight loss is HCG injection. These injections are given as a part of a restricted 500calories/day HCG diet. Although most expertsadvice against such drastic diets, HCG diet method has very good customer reviews. As HCG hormone is an appetite suppressant, people report reduced hunger and food cravings.