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Cow Legs (4)
We provide you with fresh daily killed cow tail of either male or female. We cut free of charge for you.
Note: This is free delivery to anywhere within Abuja. If you eventually buy any other Groceries less than 10kg, all will be delivered free of charge to your location.
Beef Provides a Large Source of L-Carnitine
L-carnitine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in meat products.
In the table below, we can see the L-carnitine content of beef compared to some other animal foods and plant foods
Why is L-Carnitine Important?
Among other functions, L-carnitine plays a part in fat metabolism.
As part of this, L-Carnitine does the job of transporting fats into our mitochondria for burning.
It’s important to clarify that our body can synthesize sufficient amounts of L-carnitine for general needs; this makes it a non-essential amino acid.
The body synthesizes L-Carnitine within the liver and the process relies on the amino acids L-lysine and L-methionine (2).
As a result, deficiencies are rare.
However, research suggests that a higher dietary intake of L-Carnitine may have some positive health impacts.
Various studies show the following findings;
A meta-analysis of randomized trials suggests that L-carnitine improves patient outcomes. Specifically, it exerts an effect on hypertension, oxidative stress, nitric oxide, and inflammation.
A further systematic review found that L-carnitine is associated with a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality in heart failure patients (3, 4).
A systematic review shows that higher L-carnitine intake in type 2 diabetes patients improves fasting glucose levels and the overall cholesterol profile (5).
According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of nine randomized controlled trials, subjects using L-carnitine supplementation lost “significantly more weight” than the control group (6).
It’s worth noting that while there are many L-carnitine supplements around, the absorption rate is poor in comparison to beef.
In fact, our body only absorbs around 14-18% of the synthetic form of the nutrient (7).
Key Point: L-carnitine is an amino acid that naturally occurs in beef. It has a positive impact on various health markers.
- Store Name: Ejike Food
- Vendor: Ejike Romanus
- Address: shop no, l025, miracle line, chida plaza, jabi, abuja
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