Thursday, May 12, 2016

Focus on L-Carnitine

This is the third in a series of blogs that are focused on the specific uses of natural substances and medications that are used in mesotherapy.  Today’s blog is about L-Carnitine, which is an mesotherapuetic injectable that is used to treat of localized fat deposits ad cellulite. It is an injectable that is very popular with mesotherapists treating their clients for weight gain and issues with the metabolism and endocrine systems.

What is L-Carnitine?

L-Carnitine Can Target Muffin Tops
L-Carnitine is considered to be a nutritional supplement in both Canada and the U.S.  It is mostly used for the management of cardiac ischemia and peripheral arterial disease. When injected, it helps dissolve fat and lower the number of fatty globules in the blood  It increases good cholesterol in some people. L-Carnitine can also improve liver, kidney and immune system disorders and it is known to be beneficial for diabetics.

The Benefits of L-Carnitine

In mesotherapy L-Carnitine include:

*The dissolving of fat deposits (in which case the L-Carnitine supplement is injected directly into the problem
*Maybe an lowering of bad cholesterol and increase in good cholesterol (as an added side-benefit.)
*Both localized and generalized weight loss (as the substance has an action that dissolves fat deposits
*Boost the immune system
*Improve the function of the liver and kidneys
*Assist with memory and cognitive issues

The Side Effects of L-Carnitine

This mesotherapy ingredient, although effective for fat dissolution, can have side effects. These rare effects include:

*nausea
*vomiting
*diarrhea
*seizures

Individuals that should not take L-Carnitine include individuals with seizure disorders and people with peptic ulcers.

If for some reason someone has a reaction to Aminophylline, stop the injection immediately and administer oxygen and intravenous fluids to prevent hypotension. Reactions of any kind are very rare but if there is one, administer oxygen and call 911.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  In these courses you will learn about the proper uses of injectable supplement such as L-Carnitine. You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.



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