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#1 Old 07-04-2008, 11:55 AM
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I hope that this is the right place to post this.



L-Carnitine,....my father has been telling me that I should take this because it makes you feel better/healthier, gives you more energy, and can even help you loose weight.



From what the bottle says it is a "Free-form Amino Acid"

Well I'm a vegetarian(ovo-lacto), and I don't know if L-Carnitine is vegetarian. Is there anyone that knows if it is or not? What do you think of this product?



Thank you so much, any help is appreciated.
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#2 Old 07-04-2008, 03:24 PM
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wikipedia says it hasn't been shown to help you loose weight. and its present in food so you could maybe just eat food? do you feel unhealthy/lacking in energy?



i don't know... it feels to me like there is always a new magic thing we 'should' be taking to feel healthier and loose weight.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnitine
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Well.....I just gave it up. Little known side effect of L-Carnitine is that it is a mild-testosterone booster. That's nice I guess (I didn't notice anything) but it also ENLARGES YOUR PROSTATE. If you've never had prostatitis - I highly recommend avoiding the experience. Maybe it won't bother you....but for me a guy in my early 40s....uh.....was a little unpleasant.



Stopped taking it - symptoms disappeared 2 days later. Took it again...they came back.



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