Amino acid can help autistic kids

Most mainstream doctors won’t think twice about giving powerful mood-altering drugs to autistic kids despite the fact that there’s little to no evidence these meds do anything at all.

These drugs — including dangerous antipsychotics — are given off-label, which means they’re not even approved for autism.

In other words, the treatments are literally experimental and unproven — yet the same docs who use them have the gall to dismiss safe nutritional treatments backed by emerging science as experimental and unproven.

You just can’t make this stuff up. (more…)

Weight Management and the Effect of L-Carnitine.

Obesity is defined as weight that exceeds 15 percent of normal weight for height and body type. Morbid obesity exceeds 20 percent of optimum weight. Obesity is considered a disease state. Life expectancy may be decreased in overweight and obese individuals. An obese or overweight person is at high risk for developing a number of complications, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, varicose veins, dementia,(4) psychological stress, depression, osteoarthritis, hyperlipidemia, allergies psoriatic arthritis, and diabetes. However, weight is not the only factor in the development of disease. Body composition, the measurement of body fat and lean muscle mass, is now recognized as an important determinant of health. Body fat has important functions, including providing readily accessible energy during short periods of fasting. The distribution of body weight is also important. (more…)

Grape extract, green tea and L-carnitine slimming stack effective in animal study

A cocktail of red grapes and green tea extracts combined with the amino acid L-carnitine is added to more expensive pet foods for older dogs and cats. And no doubt there are slimming supplements for humans on the market that also contain the mixture. (more…)

Carnitine and lipoic acid shown to prevent diabetes and improve cognitive function

Diabetes is a devastating disease that results from an inability to properly metabolize glucose resulting from poor insulin function. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition found that the naturally occurring cellular antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid, has the ability to correct abnormal insulin signaling and resistance that are known to promote disease development. Lipoic acid is shown to rejuvenate energy production in the critical mitochondria and to enhance the metabolism of sugars and carbohydrates thus restoring proper insulin activity. Most health-minded individuals will need to supplement with the biologically active `R` form of this critical antioxidant to effectively thwart metabolic disease and diabetes progression. (more…)

Carnosine and Carnitine Help Prevent Diabetes and Heart Disease

Arterial stiffness caused by glycation is one of the key underlying causes of aging and has been shown to contribute to increased risk of heart disease, dementia, DNA damage and metabolic dysfunction. The aging process accelerates as blood sugar levels slowly increase as a result of poor dietary choices and can cause damage to proteins.

Protein structures are rendered useless as they are bound with sugar as combined units known as advanced glycation end products (AGE’s). Carnosine and carnitine are natural compounds that have been shown to prevent the damage caused by excess sugar and can reverse the development of AGE’s that lead to disease proliferation. (more…)

Heart Food, Brain Food; Carnitine for Better Health

For sufferers of hyperthyroidism, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, memory problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a whole host of other conditions, the supplement carnitine has promising potential for healing. 

Carnitine, a substance derived from amino acids, is an important ingredient in many of the body’s cells. After it is produced in the liver and kidneys, it is then delivered throughout cells in the brain, heart, muscles, and even male sperm, where it helps to convert fatty acids into energy. By metabolizing fats into energy, it optimizes the functions of all of the body parts it serves. Carnitine is found primarily in animal meat, but is also absorbed in lesser amounts through nuts, dairy and asparagus.[1]  As the main source of L-Carnitine is red meat, which is unhealthy in abundant amounts (due to antibiotic contamination, fat content, genetic modification, etc.), supplementation is highly recommended for its absorption. Even with a well-balanced diet, it is felt that achieving an adequate amount of carnitine can be challenging without supplementation.[2]  (more…)