l-Carnitine and heart disease

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29241711/

Journal: Life Science

Publication Date: 02/2018

Summary: Exogenous carnitine administration through dietary and intravenous routes serves as a suitable protective strategy against ventricular dysfunction, ischemia-reperfusion injury, cardiac arrhythmia and toxic myocardial injury that prominently mark CVD. Additionally, carnitine reduces hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemia, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, obesity, etc. that enhance cardiovascular pathology. These favorable effects of l-carnitine have been evident in infants, juvenile, young, adult and aged patients of sudden and chronic heart failure as well.

Key Takeaways

Carnitine is a nutrient found exclusively in meat that has many positive effects on heart disease. When supplemented, it can prevent abnormal heart contractions and rhythms, prevent injury from rapid blood flow increase after blocked vessels are cleared, improve blood pressure, improve blood lipids, and improve diabetes related blood sugar abnormalities.

Carnitine, The Nutrient In Meat That Protects Your Heart

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