Vitamin L: General Characteristics
Vitamin L (vitamin B11, carnitine) refers to a group B. In structure it is close to the amino acids. In humans, it takes an important part in the metabolism of fats as a coenzyme. In its natural form it is present in almost all cells of the body.
Large amounts of vitamin B11 are lost in the process of freezing and thawing of meat products. By boiling meat this vitamin goes into the broth.
Carnitine in the body is synthesized from the amino acids methionine and lysine with the participation of ascorbic acid, iron, B vitamin.
Daily Requirement of Vitamin L
Preschool children: 10-60 mg.
Adolescent children: 100-300 mg.
Adults: 300 mg.
Need for this vitamin will greatly increase (4-20 times) for:
- great emotional, physical, mental stress, stress,
- various diseases,
- pregnancy, lactation.
Violation of vitamin B11 absorption in cells or heart muscles may worsen the oxidation process, which leads to various diseases.
Influence of Vitamin L In the Body
B11 Vitamin performs the following functions in the body:
- improves fat metabolism, helps release energy in the processing of fats in the body,
- with physical activity improves endurance, reduces the period of recuperation ,
- improves the cardiovascular system,
- reduces blood levels of cholesterol and fat,
- activates fat oxidation in the body,
- activates the growth of muscle tissue,
- strengthens and stimulates the immune system.
Vitamin B11 reduces body fat in the muscles, helping to reduce weight.
Vitamin L is capable of protecting against coronary heart disease, relieve angina. It is prescribed for the prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, hypertension.
Carnitine is also used to strengthen the nervous system, cancer prevention, increased physical activity.
One important function of vitamin B11 is the ability to cleanse the body. It interacts with various toxic substances, which are subsequently excreted through the kidneys.
Vitamin L is also used for the treatment of such diseases:
- Alzheimer's disease,
- congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy,
- cardiac arrhythmia,
- cardiac arrhythmia,
- HIV infection and AIDS;
- diseases of the gastrointestinal tract kishesnogo secretory deficiency,
- obesity, fatty liver.
Sources of Vitamin L
A large number of vitamin L can be found in dairy products, poultry, fish, red meat, avocado. In vegetarian style food in the human body there is insufficient amount of carnitine.
Signs of vitamin B11 deficiency include:
- muscle pain after physical stress, muscle trembling,
- heart irregularities.