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Safety measures of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation in healthy men


Rubin, MR and Volek, JS and Gomez, AL and Ratamess, NA and French, DN and Sharman, MJ and Kraemer, WJ, Safety measures of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation in healthy men, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: The Research Journal of The National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2001 Nov, (15(4)) pp. 486-90. ISSN 1064-8011 (2001) [Refereed Article]


The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of ingestion of L-CARNIPURE (L-carnitine L-tartrate [LCLT]) on alterations in a complete blood cell profile and in circulating metabolic enzymes. Using a balanced, placebo (P), cross-over design (1 week washout), 10 healthy, active men volunteered and acted as their own control taking either a P or LCLT supplement (3 for 3 weeks. Postabsorptive morning blood samples were obtained both before and after 21 days of P and LCLT supplementation. Serum samples were analyzed for clinical chemistries including a complete chemistry panel with markers of liver and renal function along with various minerals and electrolytes. In addition, whole blood was analyzed for a complete blood count with differential. It was determined that there were no statistically significant differences between the LCLT and the placebo conditions for any of the variables examined. The results of this study suggest that LCLT, when used as a dietary supplement, has no adverse effects on metabolic and hematological safety variables in normally healthy men.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Sharman, MJ (Dr Matt Sharman)
ID Code:79153
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2012-08-20
Last Modified:2012-08-20

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