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Some athletes say that L-carnitine improves athletic performance.
This is a good supplement to take if you exercise, particularly if you participate in endurance activities, such as running. It helps with transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, so L-carnitine may make exercise more productive, particularly among obese people.
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