This naturally occurring amino acid is most often consumed as a daily supplement, in pill form. Its purpose within the body is to help build energy by fueling our muscles, heart and brain. It accomplishes this goal by releasing our stored body fat into the blood stream so that it can be turned into energy.This powder is food grade, and can be added to your own capsules and taken internally if desired.
For topical use: L-Carnitine is often added to creams to help temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. It holds a strong moisturizing effect that lasts, and it has the ability to penetrate the surface layers of the skin providing deep nourishment. It is considered to be a "beta hydroxy acid" which is a topical exfoliant that has been shown to reverse some of the signs of aging such as fine wrinkles, and sagging skin.
In a study posted on the PubMed.gov website, their final conclusion was that using this product topically at a ratio of 2% inside a cosmetic formulation for 3 weeks significantly decreased sebum (oil) secretion on facial skin. Making this a possible ideal canidate for acne or oily skin formulations.