Thursday, January 27, 2005

L-Carnitine Shown Effective for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder

A recent study shows that supplementing with L-carnitine decreases attention problems and aggressive behavior in boys with ADHD. In this double-blind study, 24 boys between the ages of 6 and 13 years received L-carnitine or a placebo. The amount of L-carnitine used was 100 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day, with a maximum of 4 grams per day.

Reducing ADHD behavior is one of mayn L-carnitine benefits. In his book, The Carnitine Miracle, Robert Crayhon says " Nearly one-third of all deaths related to heart disease occur because of arrhythmias. L-carnitine is a valuable nutrient for the control of arrhythmias ..."
Clinical studies demonstrate the effectiveness of supplementary L-carnitine for weight management, the improvement of exercise performance and maintenance of a healthy heart.

L-carnitine is a darling in athletic circles for its ability to burn fat for energy for some time. Additionally, less pain and more endurance are also associated with supplementing with L-carnitine.

And to further the upside, there appears to be no downside to supplementing with L-carnitine. That said, L-carnitine can cause stomach upset if taken on an empty stomach.

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