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Propionyl-L-Carnitine

How does Propionyl-l-carnitine work?

Propionyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. It also seems to help increase circulation.

Are there safety concerns?

Propionyl-L-carnitine is safe for most people. It can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, weakness, and chest pain (angina). It can also cause a "fishy" odor of the urine, breath, and sweat.

Do not take propionyl-L-carnitine if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have had seizures.
  • You have thyroid problems.

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