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algarve7

Carnitine for diabetes

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I've found that I have Carnitine deficiency. Maybe it's systemic primary carnitine deficiency due to a genetic factor. I have low levels of Total Carnitine and Free Carnitine which are below the normal range, but Acylcarnitine levels is within the normal range.

 

I've been taking around 6000-8000mg Acetyl-L-Carnitine supplement daily in divided doses for about 1 month and noticed a dramatic reduction in my insulin requirements. Studies in diabetes patients shows promising results, for example:

 

Effects of oral L-carnitine supplementation on insulin sensitivity indices in response to glucose feeding in lean and overweight/obese males

 

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7538/d6324ff90fbb88020cdc4cc524986774066e.pdf

 

Carnitine is also critically important to prevent symptoms of heart disease (cardiomyopathy).

 

 

Carnitine (L-carnitine)

 

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/carnitine-lcarnitine

 

 

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