L-carnitine is a vitamin-like substance that occurs naturally in raw materials of both vegetable and animal origin. In metabolism L-carnitine acts as a crucial co-factor for activated fatty acids. Amongst other things L-carnitine enables the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria to generate energy and temporarily store acetyl remains.
This so-called buffer function is of significance in cases of extreme muscular activity, ketotic metabolic states and during periods of hunger. Increased requirements of L-carnitine occur in animals during reproduction, in young animals, during periods of rapid growth and when the liver metabolism is overloaded. Kaesler offers carnitine formulations for all applications.