Carnitine is made in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. Carnitine is often called an amino acid because of its chemical makeup, however it is actually a vitamin-like nutrient, related in structure to the B Vitamins. It plays an essential role in transporting fatty acids into the muscles for energy, and is needed to transport these substances into the heart muscle. Nearly 60 percent of the energy for the heart muscle is supplied by fatty acids. Vital Nutrients mission is to manufacture superior quality nutraceuticals that exceed both industry and government standards and provide clinically effective results. They provide over 200 science-based and clinically effective products. They have a comprehensive quality assurance program to ensure that purity and potency is consistently met on every product that they manufacture. Vital Nutrients uses independent U.S. ethical laboratories to test all raw materials and finished products. Each raw material is tested, regardless of origin, for purity and potency. All finished products are tested through a real time stability protocol for expiration date validation. They are an FDA Inspected facility that exceeds FDA cGMPs, and a member of the NPA.
Essential to fatty acid transport*
Supports cardiovascular health*
Does not contain coatings, binders, gluten (wheat, rye, barley) **, milk/dairy (casein, whey) **, soy protein **, egg protein **, sugar. **Verified by independent testing