DESIGNS FOR HEALTH

Our primary commitment is to provide only the best to our health care practitioners and their patients. We take pride in research-driven, evidence-based products created with synergistic formulations offering meaningful quantities of therapeutic ingredients. As leaders in research and innovation, we continue to raise the bar and elevate standards for the supplemental health care industry.

The Science-First philosophy follows scientific evidence rather than trends. The result is superior quality ingredients with proven efficacy for optimal results. Rather than focusing on convenience and cutting costs, we believe that our commitment to delivering exceptional care to our partners helps us achieve our ultimate goal: to design a new paradigm of health and improve the health and well-being of all.

THORNE

We invest in comprehensive testing, sourcing the highest-quality ingredients, and creating the cleanest manufacturing process to provide unparalleled solutions for your health. While others in the industry care more about what their products look like than how they actually work, we believe that all the marketing in the world can’t replace real science, technology, and the industry-leading practices we use that have redefined nutritional health and wellness.

Using the best equipment available, our quality team methodically tests our raw ingredients, and then our production team meticulously crafts each supplement with the utmost consideration for every single detail, from mixing the raw materials to encapsulating and bottling the finished product. Because we manufacture many of our products in our facility in Summerville, South Carolina, we have total authority over what goes into our products, so we refuse to use magnesium stearate or any other arbitrary filler that can inhibit absorption. Using unnecessary ingredients goes against our belief to design and provide only optimal solutions for health. To meet the highest quality standards we also ensure that our facility is third-party certified.

CARNITINE TARTRATE

Without carnitine, fats cannot be burned for energy; without energy, cells become weak and can die.

Optimizing carnitine levels has been found to have dramatic benefits for low energy, obesity, and fatigue. Controlled trials have demonstrated that carnitine increases weight loss by promoting optimal fat burning by the mitochondria. Carnitine also helps promote heart health, maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels, and sports endurance and recovery.*

Carnitine Tartrate powder is a superb value. It has a pleasant tart taste and mixes well with liquids. It is highly recommended for those needing higher doses of carnitine.

Consider adding a small amount of xylitol and cold water to Carnitine Tartrate to create a ‘lemonade’ flavored drink.

How to Take:

In general, L-carnitine will be absorbed faster and with higher peak plasma when ingested on an empty stomach, because it does not compete for absorption with other amino acids or peptides. When taken on an empty stomach, plasma levels of carnitine will remain elevated for 3-4 hours. If high blood concentrations throughout 24 hours are desired, carnitine should be taken multiple times per day in doses of 1-2 g, for example, first thing in the morning and around 2-3 hours after any meal or snack. It is not recommended late in the day due to its energizing effect. Do not take high doses too fast, as it may have a laxative effect.

Carnitine is especially useful to take right before exercise, for both resistance and endurance training. When taken with meals, it will achieve a lower but more prolonged elevated plasma level, about 7-8 hours, supporting at first the metabolism of the fat ingested with meals and subsequently that of the fat released from the adipose tissue.

It is important to keep in mind that when consuming an excessively high carbohydrate diet, fat release from the adipose tissue is impaired by high levels of insulin. In this case, fat cannot be transported into the mitochondria with the help of carnitine for it to be burned off, because it does not have a chance to first get in the bloodstream. The only benefit that carnitine can have in this case would be to support the transport of the fat absorbed from the meals into the mitochondria for burning. As a result, carnitine may reduce the chance of gaining body fat during a diet high in carbohydrates and fat, but fat loss is very unlikely in this metabolic situation. So, in order to maximize fat loss and benefit from L-carnitine supplementation, the amount of daily carbohydrate intake should be minimized and adjusted to match general activity levels and exercise type and duration.

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