Why do we need L-carnitine?
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Why do we need L-carnitine?

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L-carnitine has no toxic effects and side effects on the human body. Red meat is the main source of L-carnitine, and the human body can also synthesize it to meet physiological needs. Not a real vitamin, just a vitamin-like substance. It has many physiological functions such as fat oxidation and breakdown, weight loss, anti-fatigue, etc. As a food additive, it is widely used in infant food, diet food, sports nutrition, dietary supplements for middle-aged people and the elderly. Nutritional enhancers for vegetarians and animal feed additives, etc.

  • What role does L-carnitine play in medicines?

  • What role does L-carnitine play in feed additives?

  • What role does L-carnitine play in baby food?

What role does L-carnitine play in medicines?

L-carnitine is the main component of the drug L-carnitine. It can be used to clinically regulate hemorrhagic shock. In addition to vasomotor dysfunction caused by endocrine disorders under stress, the mechanism of hemorrhagic shock is also closely related to the increase in free radical content and cell damage in the body caused by ischemia and hypoxia. In addition, due to the relatively low molecular weight of L-carnitine, which is easily soluble in water and does not bind easily to plasma proteins, haemodialysis patients with chronic renal insufficiency do not receive much endogenous synthesis due to reduced food intake. coupled with haemodialysis clearance, may reduce the plasma concentration of free carnitine by 70% . More than 90% of urea patients who participate in dialysis for three months have a carnitine deficiency, and it is necessary to supplement L-carnitine with drugs to relieve unwanted symptoms.

What role does L-carnitine play in feed additives?

In animal feed, L-carnitine is used as a non-nutritious additive in a variety of animal breeds. Practice has shown that L-carnitine in aquaculture can increase the weight gain of aquatic animals; increase the reproduction rate of fish; reduce body fat of aquatic animals, improve meat quality; Saving feed protein, reducing bait coefficient and improving aquatic animal survival In poultry, it can significantly improve the growth of broilers and laying hens, improve feed conversion efficiency and reduce mortality; In terms of piglet growth, L-carnitine can significantly improve piglet body weight, daily gain and feed conversion efficiency. The appropriate amount of 50 mg/kg added was 50 mg/kg and the economic benefit of the feed increased by 33.82%.

What role does L-carnitine play in baby food?

L-carnitine has certain functions in maintaining the life of infants and promoting certain physiological processes of child development. Adults can synthesize the concentration of L-carnitine required to maintain normal metabolism by themselves, but the ability of infants to synthesize L-carnitine is weak, only 12-15% of adults, especially premature babies, cannot meet their normal metabolic needs, and babies grow and develop rapidly. The need for carnitine has increased sharply. For infants, carnitine has become a conditionally essential nutrient. Adequate supplementation with exogenous carnitine is beneficial for normal growth and development of infants. The L-carnitine content in breast milk is high, and infants mainly rely on breast milk to provide the required L-carnitine. Under normal circumstances, it can meet the needs of the baby's body. However, with the changes in the social environment, many mothers can have their babies due to insufficient lactation, going to work, etc. do not breastfeed and artificially feed their babies with commercially available infant foods.

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