WHAT IS IT?
L-CARNITINE is an amino acid which helps transport fats into muscle cells.
WHAT'S IN IT?
WHAT DOES IT DO?
L-CARNITINE is essential in the transport of fats into muscle cells for energy production. The muscle levels of L-CARNITINE determine the exercise cpapacity of muscles. By using fats as energy for muscle contractions, the body is sparing glycogen and delaying the accumulation of lactic acid. L-CARNITINE delays muscle fatigue by reducing lactic acid formation, and improves performance and endurance.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
L-CARNITINE forms an essential part of the transport system which moves fatty acids into the mitachondria (cell furnaces) for energy production. It thus acts as a buffer by inhibiting lactic acid buildup in muscles, helping to delay fatigue and prevent Tying Up. Demand for L-CARNITINE in heavily exercising horses is often not met from the diet, as large amounts are consumed during exercise. Supplementing with L-CARNITINE results in improved energy supply, increased use of fatty acids as an energy source, decreased lactate buildup, and a significant increase in maximum work output.
L-CARNITINE is essential for normal heart function. Suplementing with L-CARNITINE improves both spirit and endurance performance. Performance horses can rapidly run out of glycogen as an energy source, but will rarely run out of fats. Mobilising fats as an energy source helps prevent the accumulation of lactic acid in muscles, hence delaying fatigue and possible Tying Up, and significantly improving the capacity of muscles to work harder for longer.
HOW IS IT USED?
INJECTION: 3mL per 100kg bodyweight (15mL per average horse) by intravenous or intramuscular injection 2 - 3 times weekly. Give final dose 4 - 6 hours before hard or fast work. Preferably use pastes for regular supplementation, and those who prefer injectables may consider the injection pre-event, to achieve high blood levels. (Sole use of paste formulations will not reduce the effect in any way). Veterinarians have reported significant improvement in horses using high doses of 20 - 25mL twice weekly.
PASTE: 10mL orally 2 - 3 times weekly.
CAN IT BE USED WITH ANYTHING ELSE?
Yes, L-CARNITINE is commonly used in combination with HI-OCTANE, AMP-5, CREATINE, COPHOS B, TRIPART AND PANACIN. It can be alternated with MITACHONDRAL injection as necessary.
PACK SIZES & PRESENTATION
30mL multidose paste syringe - 12 per outer.
250mL paste pot - 6 per outer.
100mL sterile injection for intramuscular or intravenous injection.