L-Carnitine Injections for Weight Loss

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Interested in L-carnitine Injections for help with weight loss?

If you want to eliminate “stubborn fats that accumulate in the abdomen, obliques, upper arms, thighs and other problem areas, cardio and dieting may not be enough. L-carnitine injections enhance fat metabolization by shuttling fat to the fat furnace in our cells called mitochondria—and unless fat makes it to the mitochondria, it can’t be burned, no matter how much you exercise or diet.

Levocarnitine, or L-carnitine, is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammalian tissues and required in energy metabolism. L-Carnitine is an amino acid composite – one of the building blocks of protein. It is known to increase the number of androgen receptors in muscles. These receptors allow the muscle to utilize testosterone resulting in an enhanced ability to build muscle. It also enhances the body’s ability to metabolize fat, thereby improving energy levels. This means L-Carnitine enhances fat burning and leads to faster, more effective muscle building!

The primary function of L-carnitine in the body is to regulate fat oxidation. Other benefits of L-carnitine injections include:

  • Reduce fatigue and increases energy
  • Enhance athletic performance and post-workout recovery
  • Improve lean muscle strength and lean muscle building
  • Are a powerful antioxidant
  • Slow or reverse some of the negative effects of aging

L-Caritine Injections work as a supplement or in conjunction with our medical weight loss programs and are available for purchase in our clinics.

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What are Mitochondria?

Like a furnace uses fuel to generate heat, mitochondria use nutrients to generate energy. Approximately 95% of the energy used by muscles and organs is generated locally by the mitochondria. These “energy factories” are also the key to high-functioning metabolism. L-carnitine boosts mitochondria function, especially in turning fat into energy. More L-carnitine means more fat utilization, which ultimately means a leaner physique.

L-carnitine Injections for Energy and Athletic Performance
Wish you had more energy to exercise like you need to get the body you want? L-carnitine injections can help. L-carnitine increases the body’s ability to release stored fat in the form of triglycerides which provides more energy to your body. Diets become easier to stick to because you have sufficient energy and you can get more fat burning power out of your workouts!

Not only does L-carnitine help the body burn fuel as efficiently and effectively as possible for increased energy, but it also improves athletic performance and endurance by inhibiting the build-up of lactic acid (one of the primary causes of fatigue during physical exercise).

L-carnitine may be especially beneficial if you experience aching pain in your legs when you walk or exercise, a condition known as intermittent claudication caused by narrowing or blockage in the femoral artery, the main artery taking blood to your leg. Intermittent claudication is the result of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Studies have shown the symptoms of intermittent claudication are notably reduced with L-carnitine supplementation. Other studies have also shown L-carnitine decreases physical and mental fatigue in older adults.

Whenever you have any kind of energy metabolism in the mitochondria, the resulting free radicals that are produced can lead to inflammation. Fortunately, L-carnitine also helps expedite the removal of waste from the fat metabolism taking place in the mitochondria. So, in addition to helping create energy, L-carnitine is also a great antioxidant that helps reduce cellular waste.

Vegans, Vegetarians, and People on Calorie-Restrictive Diets

Red meat, chicken, fish, and dairy products are good sources of carnitine. Unfortunately, this means vegans and vegetarians are often carnitine deficient. People on calorie-restrictive diets may also have a hard time consuming enough carnitine to experience all the benefits of this amazing amino acid. If you don’t eat meat or dairy, or if you are on a limited diet, L-carnitine injections can give you all the healthy carnitine your body needs to boost energy and burn fat.

Symptoms of carnitine deficiency can include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Floppy muscle tone
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Delayed motor skills
  • Low blood sugar (if the liver is affected)
  • Shortness of breath (if the heart is affected)


New Results Medical Weight Loss is a non-surgical, medical weight loss clinic that provides individualized programs to help patients lose weight and make lifestyle changes that will have lasting RESULTS.

L-carnitine Injections for Healthy Aging

Age-related declines in mitochondrial function and increases in mitochondrial oxidation (fee radicals) are important contributors to many of the adverse effects of aging, including weight gain, inflammation and decreased energy. L-carnitine injections can help restore mitochondrial function to slow or even reverse some of the effects of aging. Combined with other natural healthy-aging supplements and protocols, L-carnitine injections can help you feel better and look younger.

Peptide Therapy and Hormone Optimization for Healthy Aging

If you are interested in L-carnitine injections as part of a healthy aging regimen, you may also be interested in hormone optimization and prescription peptide therapy.

In women, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels start to decline in their early 20s; in men, usually around age 35. HGH deficiencies are responsible for many of the negative effects of aging that people tend to experience in middle age and beyond, like weight gain, muscle loss, decreased energy levels, poor sleep and low sex drive/sexual dysfunction. Hormone optimization and peptide therapies result in higher levels of HGH, which has been shown to have several benefits, including:

  • Decreased body fat
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Increased strength
  • Improved energy and mood
  • Improved sex drive and desire

Learn more about anti-aging peptide therapy and hormone optimization.

Other Lipotropic Injections for Weight Loss

If you’re interested in L-carnitine injections for weight loss, you may also be interested in MIC injections. A mixture of amino acids and vitamins (methionine, inositol, choline, vitamin B-6, and vitamin B-12), MIC injections help speed up the removal of fat within the liver and prevent excess fat buildup in problem areas. Other benefits of MIC injections include:

  • Prevent and relieve fatigue
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Improve liver function
  • Increase metabolism
  • Reduce LDL cholesterol


New Results Medical Weight Loss is a non-surgical, medical weight loss clinic that provides individualized programs to help patients lose weight and make lifestyle changes that will have lasting RESULTS.

Additional Information About L-carnitine

Other Forms of Carnitine Supplements

L-carnitine is the most popular form of carnitine supplementation for weight loss. Other carnitine compounds exist, including D-Carnitine, Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) and L-carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT). ALCAR has a more pronounced neurological effect relative to L-carnitine but is less effective at enhancing fat metabolization and is therefore not recommended if you are interested in lipotropic injections for weight loss and physical performance. LCLT is nearly identical to L-carnitine but is thought to have a more rapid effect, which makes it useful for timing-critical situations, like pre-workout dosing (as such, LCLT is commonly used in carnitine studies involving athletes). Then there is D-Carnitine. Studies have shown that supplementation with D-Carnitine may actually induce a carnitine deficiency, negating the weight loss potential of the carnitine molecule.

Carnitine Deficiencies

There are two types of carnitine deficiency. Primary carnitine deficiency is a rare metabolic disorder in which an abnormal gene prevents the body from using certain fats for energy, particularly during long periods without food. Secondary carnitine deficiency is the more common condition resulting in low-levels of carnitine in healthy adults. In this case, there isn’t a metabolic reason for the carnitine deficiency but is instead due to the fact that there isn’t enough carnitine in the blood. There are several medical problems that can result in secondary carnitine deficiency, such as liver disease and kidney disease, but it may also be due to poor diet. Vegans and vegetarians especially may have a difficult time consuming enough carnitine-rich foods (i.e., red meats, chicken, fish and dairy products).

Carnitine Supplements and Injections vs. Carnitine in Foods

Compared to supplements and injections, foods rich in carnitine have a better uptake percentage. However, despite lower bioavailability, L-carnitine injections and other supplements provide a greater single absorbed dose than standard dietary dosages. Consider that the average daily estimated carnitine intake for omnivores is between 2 and 12 micromoles/kg. Even for omnivores at the higher end of carnitine intake, this equates to ~1.09mg daily. L-carnitine injections, on the other hand, range between 250mg and 500mg each, so the absorbed dose is higher. And even if your diet provided the required levels of L-carnitine needed for optimal fat utilization and physical performance, illness and other stressors can make it difficult to maintain a well-balanced diet all the time. With L-carnitine injections, you never have to worry about whether your diet alone is providing all the carnitine you need.