L-Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that can be synthesized by the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and help fuel skeletal muscles.* Found abundantly in red meats, carnitine is stored in skeletal muscles where it is needed to transform fatty acids into energy for muscular activity. Carnitine also facilitates the metabolism of long-chain fatty acids.* Recently, deficiencies of carnitine have been seen in people who avoid eating red meats in the diet. Each tablet contains 500 mg of pure L-Carnitine.