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Is l-carnitin vegan?

L-carnitin is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is l-carnitin?

L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism by transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they are burned for fuel. This nutrient is found in high concentrations in red meat and dairy products but can also be synthesized in the body from other amino acids. L-carnitine supplements are popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts as they may support weight management and enhance athletic performance. Additionally, research suggests that L-carnitine may provide other health benefits, such as improving insulin sensitivity and reducing inflammation. However, more studies are needed to fully understand its potential effects.

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