What is Carnitor?

Carnitine is a quaternary ammonium compound biosynthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine.

In eukaryotic cells, it is required for the transport of fatty acids from the intermembraneous space in the mitochondria, into the mitochondrial matrix during the breakdown of lipids (fats) for the generation of metabolic energy. It is widely available as a nutritional supplement. Carnitine was originally found as a growth factor for mealworms and labeled vitamin BT, although carnitine is not a proper vitamin.

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My son 12 yrs age suffering with Methyle Malonic Acidemia taking Carnitor - 500mg twice daily. Methyle Cobalamin-B12 Tab - twice daily and Zevit...

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Hello Sir,

The type of MMA or the gene defect is not mentioned here.

The problem your son is facing may be due to the Carnitor in the form of over...

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