Carnitine is a short-chain carboxylic acid containing nitrogen.
Its biosynthesis occurs in the liver and kidneys from two amino acids, called methionine and lysine respectively.In the human body, carnitine is concentrated primarily in the muscles (about 95%) and heart.
Carnitine plays an essential role in bioenergetic processes, as its primary function is to transport fatty acids to cell mitochondria for the production of energy.
The need for carnitine supplement to the cells increases in case of metabolic stress or illness, as carnitine deficiency might compromise metabolic control and mitochondrial performance.
The carnitine produced by Biosint was the first to be used in medicinal end products globally, and has obtained API registration from about 38 Ministries of Health.