L-Carnitine Fumarate is the stable form of L-Carnitine. It is less-hygroscopic and is stable at ambient conditions. It comes as a white powder or crystalline powder, and is highly soluble in water. L-Carnitine Fumarate is the form of L-Carnitine for all applications in solid forms, especially for tablets and capsules. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is L-Carnitine Fumarate ?
L-Carnitine Fumarate is a white crystalline powder and a stable form of the amino acid, L-carnitine. It is naturally produced in your body and is found in meats and other animal products. L-carnitine encourages the metabolism of fats, and helps to make fatty acids available for muscle tissue. It helps increase muscle strength and energy, and helps the body to burn fat more efficiently. L-Carnitine Fumarate is mainly be used in pharmaceuticals and be used as food additive.
Possible Side Effects of L-Carnitine Fumarate
Although L-Carnitine Fumarate generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- individuals often note minor to moderate stomach and digestive discomfort, headaches and skin irritations. In some, bladder infections, sleep disturbances and an unusual body odor are experienced.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. L-Carnitine Fumarate is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to L-Carnitine Fumarate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake L-Carnitine Fumarate.
1. L: -carnitine fumarate and isovaleryl-L: -carnitine fumarate accelerate the recovery of bone volume/total volume ratio after experimetally induced osteoporosis in pregnant mice. [Calcif Tissue Int. 2008 Mar] Author: Patano N, Mancini L, Settanni MP, Strippoli M, Brunetti G, Greco G, Tamma R, Vergari R, Sardelli F, Koverech A, Colucci S, Zallone A, Grano M.
2. L-carnitine and isovaleryl L-carnitine fumarate positively affect human osteoblast proliferation and differentiation in vitro. [Calcif Tissue Int. 2005 Jun] Author: Colucci S, Mori G, Vaira S, Brunetti G, Greco G, Mancini L, Simone GM, Sardelli F, Koverech A, Zallone A, Grano M.