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  • Carnitine, 3 grams per day, lowers total risk of death following a heart attack by 52%

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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:37 am Email this article

    A daily dose of 3,000 mg of L-carnitine per day given to people who had suffered a heart attack resulted in a 52% lower risk of all-cause mortality over some number of months according to a meta-analysis of five (5) studies that included 3108 people.


    Other doses

    2 grams lowered risk of death by 38%; 4-6 grams lowered risk of death by 22%

    A dose of 2,000 mg of L-carnitine per day lowered the risk of death by 38%.

    A dose of 4,000 mg or 6,000 mg of L-carnitine per day lowered the risk of death by 22%.

    Other Benefits of carnitine

    Carnitine reduces all-cause mortality, arrhythmia and angina

    “L-carnitine supplementation has been associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality, ventricular arrhythmia, and angina in the setting of acute [heart attack],” the authors of the paper noted.


    Shang R, Sun Z, and Li H. Effective dosing of L-carnitine in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 2014 Jul 21; 14: 88.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Ruiping Shang
    Department of Cardiology
    Daqing General Hospital Group
    Oilfield General Hospital
    No, 9 Zhongkang Road
    Daqing City 163001, Heilong Jiang Province, China
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