Category Archives: Carnitine
Carnitine and pregnancy
The Swiss based company Lonza announced that a new study observed that supplementation with L-Carnitine during pregnancy can significantly reduce the increased level of plasma free fatty acids, which is considered the main cause of insulin resistance, a major factor in gestational diabetes in pregnant women. This company- supported study conducted at the University ofContinue reading “Carnitine and pregnancy”
What should I take?
Pain can be a very useful tool for our body to tell us that something is wrong, or that we need to protect ourselves. Pain signals from our hand when we accidentally touch the stove prevents a more serious burn. Pain signals from our sprained ankle encourage us to rest until healing has started. ButContinue reading “Pain management”
Carnitine – how it really works
I was asked to the recent International Polio Conference to speak about our carnitine research here in WA. I have been meaning to simplify for the newsletter, what we have learnt since we started looking at blood levels of carnitine back in 1996 – so here’s 12-years worth of our carnitine journey. We couldn’t haveContinue reading “Carnitine – how it really works”
What difference does my blood group make to how I manage as a polio survivor? For a start, it helps to determine how much red meat we need to eat, to get enough carnitine to help with muscle function and post-polio fatigue. Types O and A2 need half the plate to be red meat, andContinue reading “Blood Groups”