L-Carnitine is an amino acid that our body makes and we also get from foods. L-Carnitine is crucial for fatty acid metabolism. Fatty acids serve as energy for muscles, heart, and other tissues and energy stored in the body. L-Carnitine is biosynthesized within the human body using the amino acids L-lysine and L-Methionine, as the beginning ingredients. L‐Carnitine is produced in the liver and kidneys and stored mainly in the skeletal muscles, heart, brain, and sperm.

L-Carnitine can also be found in many foods, to include red meats, such as beef and lamb, fish, poultry and milk. Essentially, L-Carnitine transports the chains of fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix, which is the powerhouse of our cells. Our cells then break down fat and convert the fat into energy.

Because L-Carnitine reduces oxidative stress, it has been proposed as a treatment for many conditions, like heart failure, angina, fatigue, improving exercise performance, and weight loss.

L‐Carnitine and its derivatives have been proposed as a treatment, or as an adjunct to conventional medicine, for many conditions, including stable angina, intermittent claudication, diabetic neuropathy, kidney disease and dialysis, hyperthyroidism, male infertility, erectile dysfunction, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and memory impairment. L-Carnitine has been shown to effect the female ovary and reproductive system in improved hormonal balance, improve the symptoms associated with PCOS, regulation of menstruation, and decrease in inflammation and cytokine release.

Is L-Carnitine safe?If you are starting an exercise routine or a season veteran of the gym, Dr. Fortino’s concentrated L-Carnitine injection can help boost your exercise performance. This injection is safe and simple to administer to yourself if you want. Giving yourself an injection prior to your exercise routine will help optimize your energy and performance.

This is a safe and effective way to assist in hitting your goals with out negative side effects. Pre-workout supplements usually contain a high dose of caffeine which can have side-effects.

Just a few of the many benefits of L-Carnitine

  • Breakdown of belly fat
  • Boost your metabolism
  • Reduce muscle fatigue
  • Promote muscle recovery time after exercise


For over twenty years, Dr. Fortino has earned his reputation as the Philadelphia areas Premier Diet Doctor. His Philadelphia and South Jersey weight loss offices have become the “go to destination” for people seeking safe and effective medically supervised weight loss treatments. It’s easy to get started. or you can call our Philadelphia weight loss office @ 215.336.8000 or call our New Jersey weight loss office @ 856.318.4100.